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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.

Beats Solo3

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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13 weeks ago
All yours for $1000
Rating: 39 Votes
13 weeks ago
I'm afraid to find out what "High end" does mean for Apple these days
Rating: 32 Votes
13 weeks ago
They faced development challenges causing a delay. That sounds familiar. What’s going on with their engineering teams these days?
Rating: 22 Votes
13 weeks ago
Wow amazing photoshop job
Rating: 22 Votes
13 weeks ago
Hopefully it starts at $999 for one ear and $19999 for the two ear model
Rating: 22 Votes
13 weeks ago
Pssst, [USER=696996]@Joe Rossignol[/USER], I got you covered, mate.



Rating: 14 Votes
13 weeks ago
Apple branded? So, why did Apple buy Beats? This makes no sense.
Rating: 12 Votes
13 weeks ago
It leaked

Rating: 12 Votes
13 weeks ago
I hope these are not rebranded Beats headphones.

I prefer Over/Around the Ear headphones to On the Ear headphones. In-ear is usually uncomfortable.
Rating: 11 Votes
13 weeks ago

I'm not very good with Photoshop admittedly! I rushed it.

I've swapped it out with a slightly-less-bad version. Best I can do. :D



Rating: 11 Votes

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