These are Apple’s new Smart Cases for AirPods Max
Apple announced its long-awaited AirPods Max over-ear headphones today. Included with the headphones is a new slim Smart Case, which Apple says activates “an ultra‑low‑power state that preserves charge.”
The Smart Case wraps around the two aluminium cups and ear cushions, with what appears to be a magnetic clasp keeping the case closed. Users can then carry their AirPods almost like a handbag, with the canopy headband turning into a carrying handle.
The Smart Case matches the color of the AirPods Max, with it so far unclear if customers will be able to buy additional smart cases to mix up the colors for added personalization.
Apple has added replacement AirPods Max Ear Cushions to its online store, saying they will be ‘Coming Soon’ for $69, suggesting the Ear Cushions will be interchangeable, like the various straps available for the Apple Watch.