The leak: A special prototype of the original AirPods has been shared on Twitter by collector Giulio Zompetti.
- The prototype pictured features the standard white headpiece but a fully translucent rear backing and stem…they look incredibly similar to the Nothing ear (1)
- Translucent prototypes like these AirPods seem to be a standard practice: images of Apple’s 20W charging brick were spotted in in a translucent finish prototype in 2020
Our take: These are simply fun to look at and nothing more than a cool prototype. I love the look, but don’t expect Apple to ever release a pair of real AirPods that looks like this.