Apple working on a pair of over-ear headphones, analyst suggests


Apple might be in the making of a new pair of high-end over-the-ear headphones, said KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. 

Mr. Kuo, who has been quite accurate in his Apple-related predictions, said the upcoming headset will be offered under Apple's own brand and won't be a part of the Beats headphones lineup. He also mentioned that the headphones will have better sound quality and battery life than the AirPods and will feature an all-new design.

Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the new headset will be made to fill the gap in audio products Apple has at the moment. The Cupertino company has the AirPods for the casual audience and the HomePod speaker for users at home, but nothing to offer in between. Ming-Chi Kuo also said we could expect the new headphones to be shown in Q4, 2018 at the earliest, so shipping could begin in 2019. Aside from that, not much is known about the upcoming headset, and all shall be taken with a grain of salt.

On a related note, Apple is rumored to be currently in the making of the AirPods 2, and it will be interesting if the company will try to align the launch of the two products.

source: MacRumors

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10 Comments

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

So they make a copy of the beats, put an apple on and suddenly all techsites have the new worlds best headphones.....

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Probably not.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No, they trying to rebrand older beats headphones.. Probably we'll see white colored beats studio with apple logo on it.

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1203; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

New apple aircups! Lol!!

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

So crappy beats headset with apple logo on it?

8. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol typical Apple article. Biggest android phone gets released and you’re all here reading an Apple article.

12. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I have seen them bigger ;-) S9 is boring.....

9. Panzer

Posts: 280; Member since: May 13, 2016

They will look like an apple cut in half with a very thin some may stem like band to connect them. Jony with his design expertise will not make them look cartoony though.

11. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Aluminum and glass headphones incoming

14. japkoslav

Posts: 1467; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

There are already ones on the market: Sennheiser HD 820 :-D

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