Rumor: the AirPower, AirPods available in black will arrive this spring

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News is reporting that Inventec —  a Taiwan-based manner of mobile devices, notebook computers, and servers — is producing a new version of the AirPods that will come with a charging case and be available in black, as well as white.

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The article says the charging case will work with Apple’s AirPower wireless charger, which will debut in the spring. The long-promised AirPower will be able to charge a Qi-compatible iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a pair of AirPods (in a special wireless charging case) at the same time regardless of where they're placed on the pad. AirPower hasn't been priced yet, but guesses have it costing anywhere from $150 - $200. 

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 80%. I do think we’ll see the AirPower and AirPods with a wireless charging case arrive next month. Less certain if the “new” AirPods will be the anticipated next gen (with “Hey, Siri” support, better water resistance, and more health features).