There are over-ear headphones from Sony, Bose and Sennheiser but Apple is reportedly working on building it’s own and entering into the market according to a Bloomberg reports which also made it known that the device will feature a similar technology being used in Apple’s current AirPods and AirPods Pro.
What’s even interesting about the report is that the said headphone will include interchangeable parts which can be be swapped out to modify the designs and functionality of the device as well as coming with accessories that will make it usable for long-term wear say during exercise and so on.
There is a prototype design which nobody has seen yet but rumored to be released later on this year but that timeline might be changed due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
But based on some insiders’ tip, the device is said to have a “Retro look” according to Bloomberg and it includes an oval ear cups which connects straight to a thin arms that extends to the headband.
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The swappable parts include the ear pads and headband cushion, both of which are said to attach to the headphone frame using magnetic connectors.
The headphone will have support for Siri, Active Noise cancellation technology and touch control and will also sync very well into the Apple’s ecosystem incorporating with the strength of the MacOS and iOS allowing users of these platforms to be able to simple connect across multiple devices which are featured on AirPods and some Apple’s Beat line.
This won’t be the first time Apple will be releasing an over-ear headphone with the AirPods functionality as we’ve seen such with some Beats which have functionalities such as Cross-connectivity and the onboard ANC technology.
Although the Bloomberg report doesn’t seem to indicate these new models would be Beats-branded, however, and their customization features would also be new in terms of Apple’s available existing options.
Meanwhile Apple had been reportedly working on other products such as a smaller HomePod speaker where by a new FCC filing made public this week might show the impending release of a success to it’s PowerBeats Pro wireless TWS sports earphones.