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Apple's Beats adds new silver, gold, and space gray Solo 2 headphones

Apple fans wishing they could color match their headphones with their iPhone or MacBook can now do so, as Apple's Beats by Dre subsidiary has updated its popular Solo2 lineup with new silver, gold, and space gray color options.




Beats announced the move on Twitter, coincidentally— or not —just hours after Apple opened pre-orders for the Watch and MacBook. Both devices are available in the same silver and space gray aluminum as the iPhone, while the MacBook has an additional gold color option.

Interestingly, the new colors can only be found on the wireless Solo2, with the original wired version retaining Beats's pre-Apple options.

Friday's announcement marks the second time Beats has released products designed to match Apple's color scheme. It previously updated the urBeats in-ear headphone line with a $100 "special edition" that was also available in silver, gold, or space gray.

Publicly, Apple has been hands-off with the Beats hardware division since acquiring the company, an intentional move by Apple chief Tim Cook.

"I want Beats to be true to who they are," Cook said in a recent interview. "I don't want to wave the wand over them in a day and say, 'You are now Apple.' Down the road, we'll see what happens."

The new silver, gold, and space gray Solo2 Wireless headphones are available now from Apple for $299.95.