ColorWare this week released custom-painted AirPods with a classic Macintosh design, including a beige finish with faux vents and a six-color rainbow pairing button reminiscent of Apple’s logo between 1977 and 1998.
The limited edition AirPods Retro, as they are called, are inspired by the Apple IIe, which actually predates the original Macintosh by a year, but the computers shared a similar design with an iconic Pantone 453 finish.
ColorWare purchases the AirPods directly from Apple, applies the custom paint job to both the AirPods and their charging case, and then repackages them in Apple’s original box with a Lightning to USB cable and [...]
Rogue Amoeba developer Quentin Carnicelli, who works on Mac software like Airfoil, Audio Highjack, Loopback, and Fission, this week penned a critique of Apple’s Mac lineup and the company’s recent lack of Mac updates, and that missive has been gaining some attention from Mac fans.
Using MacRumors‚ own Buyer’s Guide, Carnicelli points out that it’s been more than a year since any Mac, with the exception of the iMac Pro, has been updated.
It’s been 375 days, for example, since the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air machines were last updated, and it’s been 437 days since the Mac Pro saw the price drop Apple [...]
Woodshed Art Auctions has announced it will be auctioning an opaque watercolor painting of Apple’s classic logo by the late Andy Warhol next month.
The painting is part of Warhol’s „Ads“ collection from 1985, one year after the original Macintosh launched. It features Apple’s old rainbow logo, which the company used from 1977 to 1998, between Apple and Macintosh word marks.
The painting measures eight inches squared inside a 16.5-inch squared frame, and it is signed by Warhol on the front and back. It is said to be in „very good condition“ with archival corners and no adhesives touching the artwork.
While a [...]
Back in January, accessory maker Elago launched the W3 Charging Stand for Apple Watch, which housed Apple’s modern wearable within a silicone shell that looked just like the Macintosh computer from 1984. This week, Elago is launching another nostalgic accessory, this time allowing users to turn their iPhone 7, 6s, or 6 into an old Mac.
Called the M4 Stand for iPhone, the charging stand functions exactly like the Apple Watch version: users slide their iPhone into the side of the silicone housing, and there’s a pass-through rail underneath the stand for Lightning cable organization. In terms of size, the M4 Stand is about 5.8 inches long, 4.3 inches wide, and 5 [...]