Apple working on a pair of over-ear headphones, analyst suggests

  • Apple working on a pair of over-ear headphones, analyst suggests

Apple working on a pair of over-ear headphones, analyst suggests

However, the company's Other Products division - which includes Beats headphones and AirPods - led Apple in growth last quarter, posting a 36% year-over-year gain.

Move over, Beats. A new branded headset could be on the horizon, and it would have the backing of a huge player in the space that could give it a popularity boost in the very places your headsets are sold.

The Cupertino based tech giant expects the product to hit the market in the second half of this year.

In a private note to investors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities reportedly wrote over this past weekend that the company will release high-end over-ear headphones.

According to Kuo, the iPhone maker wants the headphones to offer high-quality sound and be "convenient" like AirPods as well.

However, the expected design language of the device is not yet known. There is also no word on whether they will be wireless but it is safe to assume they will and will possible utilize the updated technology that will live in AirPods 2.

In particular, you can already find Beats Solo3 with an Apple W1 wireless chip. What's more interesting, the third-party apps will be able to function across iPhones, iPads and Mac computers - a feature that will involve both iOS and macOS 10.14. Admittedly, tapping the Airpods twice to activate the personal assistant doesn't sound like too much work, but they still decided to make it even easier. Although, there have not been any issues reported with the current set-up, just saying the magic phrase "Hey Siri" would be a welcome change. Though the device won't be capable enough to survive under water, they would at least not get damaged if it starts raining or gets splashed, according to Bloomberg. My money is on Apple charging $349 because that seems to be a sweet spot for the company. One year later, it released the highly popular AirPods wireless earbuds under the Apple name instead of Beats.