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Apple Is Reportedly Working On A New Range Of Headphones

Apple Is Reportedly Working On A New Range Of Headphones

While those products include new models of the Apple TV and Apple Watch, and while Apple has not broken out specific sales figures for the AirPods and HomePod, the company appears eager to make a bigger impression on the audio world in the coming months. It's the third-generation that the Bloomberg article focuses on though, claiming that it will bring with it a raft of new features.

For the AirPods, Apple could release two models next year: One would be a refreshed version of its current $159 (£159) model, while the other would be a slightly pricier iteration. The new AirPods will feature noise cancellation technology and water resistance, according to Bloomberg's unnamed sources.

For the deluxe AirPods and the new HomePod, Apple will reportedly work with Foxconn as part of an expanded alliance.

The over-ear headphones will reportedly have higher sound quality than Apple's Beats line.

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While none of this is unexpected as such, the timescales may be of note. However, given Apple's recent track record of delayed product launches, it is entirely possible that we will see the launch of the headphones being delayed once again. "During the development of the iPhone X, Apple weighed removing the wired charging system entirely".

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Apple did not immediately reply to a request for comment. While it was initially believed that Apple would start marketing all of its audio products under the Beats brand, it has turned out to be the opposite. Until now, it has only worked with Inventec and Luxshare Precision Industry Co. The rumored models would be Apple-branded, offered as a more premium option. The company also advertises Class 1 Bluetooth radios for newer Beats headphones such as the BeatsX, allowing connections from farther distances.


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