Apple-Branded Over-Ear Headphones Said to Launch as Early as Second Half of 2019

Apple is planning its own over-ear headphones for as early as the second half of 2019, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Gurman briefly mentioned the more specific timeframe in a report claiming that Sonos is also developing a high-end pair of wireless, over-the-ear headphones that could be launched by next year. He previously said the Apple headphones could debut as early as this year, so the "second half" distinction is new.

Gurman previously reported that the headphones will use Apple branding and be positioned as a higher-end alternative to the company's line of Beats headphones. He also said Apple originally intended to introduce the headphones by the end of 2018, but faced development challenges causing a delay.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was first to report about Apple's plans to release high-end over-ear headphones that are "as convenient as AirPods with better sound quality." They are also said to feature noise cancellation.

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tomhall Avatar
46 months ago
All yours for $1000
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sofila Avatar
46 months ago
I'm afraid to find out what "High end" does mean for Apple these days
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Pelea Avatar
46 months ago
Hopefully it starts at $999 for one ear and $19999 for the two ear model
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GrumpyMom Avatar
46 months ago
They faced development challenges causing a delay. That sounds familiar. What’s going on with their engineering teams these days?
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46 months ago
Wow amazing photoshop job
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46 months ago
Pssst, @Joe Rossignol, I got you covered, mate.



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