Apple planning BeatsX-like AirPods X, $350 premium Bose headphones rival3
Apple AirPods X for running and other outdoor activities
There have been rumors floating around recently about the so-called AirPods Pro Lite. As it turns out, Apple is indeed working on a third pair of AirPods codenamed B517, but they aren’t a cheaper version of the existing AirPods Pro.
But to ensure buyers don’t have to worry about losing an earbud while running, Apple is expected to add a cord between the two earbuds. The latter means users may be able to control the new AirPods with some buttons positioned along the cord too.
These new AirPods are reportedly going to be marketed as AirPods X when they arrive later this year. Apple is said to have them scheduled for September or October, which means an unveiling alongside the iPhone 12 series is extremely likely.
A release should take place shortly after the unveiling and Prosser claims they will be priced around $200. That would position AirPods X between the $159 AirPods and $249 AirPods Pro.
Premium over-ear headphones to take on Bose
Even more schedule modifications have reportedly delayed the headphones until WWDC, although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means this announcement timeline could force Apple to push them back again.
If everything goes to plan, the new Apple-branded headphones, which are codenamed B515, should hit shelves shortly after the unveiling for $350.
There’s no word just yet on what other features Apple may have planned for the over-ear headphones, but with less than two months to go until their debut, it shouldn’t be too long before further details start appearing.
Here’s what the new AirPods lineup will look like
- Apple AirPods – $159
- Apple AirPods with Charging Case – $199
- Apple AirPods X – $199
- Apple AirPods Pro – $249
- Apple Over Ear Headphones – $349