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There will be plenty of news soon about the latest mobile release from Apple, but it got Bangkok-based artist Pierre Cerveau to thinking about what Apple’s flagship product would have looked like if it had been released long before the first iPhone. Complete with Apple Macintosh Plus styling, the concept phone includes a monochrome display that probably won’t play Oregon Trail or Number Munchers, an old school rotary dial, serial cable charging port, mundane plastic housing and a whopping 512kb of memory. It’s obviously only a concept design piece, but it’s incredibly well put together.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.