Apple reportedly working on next-gen, water-resistant AirPods

Apple reportedly working on next-gen, water-resistant AirPods
Apple is reportedly working on a new, likely more expensive, set of AirPods with noise-cancellation, according to Bloomberg.
The report cites people familiar with the matter, who said that Apple is exploring making the AirPods water resistant. That said, you still don’t want to go swimming with these things, as the rumored water resistant AirPods would be more likely to only stand up against perspiration and rain rather than being submerged.
Bloomberg said that one source suggested Apple could add biometric sensors to the next-gen AirPods, furthering the company’s health tracking efforts. Sources also say that the updated AirPods would come with a new case that is compatible with the Apple’s new wireless charging pad.
As it stands now, AirPods cost $159 in the U.S. The new, rumored pair of in-ear wireless headphones will likely cost more, allowing Apple to price AirPods the same way it prices iPhones, offering a more expensive high-end model and a low-end model like the iPhone SE.
This news comes in the middle of a big year for Apple’s auditory efforts.
On the one hand, Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor, the HomePod, was delayed quite a bit following its announcement. Bloomberg says Cupertino is already hard at work developing a new model.
Apple is also reportedly working on over-the-ear headphones. The headphones would be Apple-branded, and would be on the higher-end of the spectrum with Bose and Sennheiser. The company already sells over-the-ear headphones via Beats, which Apple acquired in 2014 for $3 billion.

Source: Gadgets – techcrunch

Apple’s over-the-ear headphones could feature noise-canceling

Apple’s over-the-ear headphones could feature noise-canceling
 The plot thickens. Last week, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple has been working on over-the-ear headphones in addition to new AirPods. Today, Bloomberg confirms this information and adds that these new headphones could also feature noise-canceling capabilities.
KGI said that this new product should be available at some point in Q4 2018, just in time for the holiday season. But… Read More

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Apple could be working on AirPods-like over-the-ear headphones

Apple could be working on AirPods-like over-the-ear headphones
 According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Apple Insider, Apple could be working on a brand new pair of wireless headphones for later this year. While the company already owns Beats, those over-the-ear headphones could be sold under the Apple brand. It seems like the AirPods are a success, and the company wants to capitalize on this market. The new headphones would feature the same convenience… Read More

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