The plot thickens. Last week, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple was working on headphones in addition to the new AirPods. Today, Bloomberg confirms this information and adds that these new headphones could also be equipped with noise cancellation capabilities.
KGI stated that this new product should be available sometime in Q4 2018, just in time for the holiday season. But Bloomberg thinks that Apple could postpone the release date.
The AirPods have been successful, and Apple now wants to capitalize on this success to create a full line of products. These headphones should sound better than the tiny AirPods, but they should also be more expensive – the AirPods currently cost $ 159
We do not know what will happen to the headphones of the Beats brand. Apple acquired Beats Electronics in 2014. The company wanted to get ahead of the creation of a music streaming service. Beats Music eventually became Apple Music.
But that does not mean that Apple has stopped selling Beats headphones completely. In particular, the company announced Beats brand headphones with Apple's wireless chip W1. These headphones use the same wireless chip that you can find in the AirPods.
So it will be interesting to see if the Apple headphones have a brand new design or if it is only a change in Beats headphones image.