AirPods Max ear cushions are arriving with early orderers

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What you need to know

  • AirPods Max ear cushions are now arriving.

Apple made AirPods Max ear cushions available for order a couple of days ago and they're now beginning to arrive at the homes of those who got their orders in early.

The $69 ear cushions are designed to pop on and off easily thanks to the use of magnets and Apple sells replacements for those who need them. But while the intention is that people replace their ear cushions when they wear out, some people are already mixing and matching colors to create something a little more special.

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While stocks are already low on the best colors, matching something like a red ear cushion with a Space Gray or Sky Blue pair of headphones is already proving popular. And for good reason – look at them!

Before AirPods Max were announced we saw plenty of rumors that a customization aspect was being planned, similar to that of Apple Watch. That ultimately didn't happen, at least not officially. But as ever, life finds a way.

You can try and pick up a pair of AirPods Max ear cushions for $69 per pair right now. You might have to wait a little while for them to arrive, but they'll definitely land sooner than a new AirPods Max order.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.