AAPL Stock: 111.49 ( + 1.99 )

Printed from

Apple's Jonathan Ive collaborates on gold EarPods for charity

updated 03:43 pm EDT, Mon September 9, 2013

Auction proceeds to go towards fighting disease

Apple's senior VP of design, Jonathan Ive, has collaborated with U2's Bono and industrial designer Marc Newson on a special set of EarPods for a charity auction. The set is plated in 18-karat solid rose gold, and will offered as part of the (RED) Auction, meant to benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Over 40 items are being featured in the auction. Other examples include a custom Leica Digital Rangefinder -- also designed by Ive and Newson -- plus a Range Rover, a Steinway piano, and a Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 561 clock.

Bono is the figurehead behind (PRODUCT) RED, an initiative through which some profits for products and services trickle into the Global Fund. Apple has long been a partner in in the program, although its involvement has decreased over time. The only RED products offered by Apple are cases and iPods, leaving out the company's biggest moneymakers, iPhones and iPads.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Jeronimo2000

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 08-20-01

    So it's official: gold iPhone tomorrow.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented