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Clear AirPods prototype show internal workings of Apple's wireless earbuds

Added 11-30-21 02:11:02pm EST - “Photographs of translucent AirPods have surfaced, which appear to be a prototype of early versions of the popular earbuds.” - Appleinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Appleinsider.com: “Clear AirPods prototype show internal workings of Apple's wireless earbuds | AppleInsider”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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Photographs of translucent AirPods have surfaced, which appear to be a prototype of early versions of the popular earbuds.

Posted to Twitter on Tuesday by Giulio Zompetti, the images of the AirPods show the unsold variant as having a largely see-through enclosure, with only the head section that fits into the ear being made from an opaque white plastic.

Aside from the disc section at the top, the rest of the construction allows a view inside the earwear, including electrical connections and the battery used in the assembly.

According to Zompetti, a collector of prototype Apple hardware, the model shown are "translucent prototype earbuds," though no other information is offered about the mystery earwear. Given Zompetti's track record when it comes to sharing genuine items, as well as Apple's tendencies in pre-production hardware design, it is most probably a genuine prototype.

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