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Loss of Apple headphones: rumors about the company’s over-ear headphones

  • According to Bloomberg analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and YouTuber Jon Prosser, Apple is expected to release a pair of wireless over-ear headphones with superior sound quality.
  • The headphones would offer the convenience of AirPods, but with an over-ear design and improved audio that would compete with similar products from Bose and Sennheiser.
  • A Kuo report suggests that the headphones could debut in the first half of 2020.
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Apple launched a new pair of AirPods last October, but a new pair of Apple headphones may already be on the horizon.

The tech giant from Cupertino, California is said to be working on a pair of high-end over-ear headphones that would be able to compete with products like Bose and Sennheiser. Rumors about the product have been swirling since 2018 and on Saturday they started to increase again, when YouTube technology and personality analyst Jon Prosser said he had discovered a list for a mysterious product called “AirPods X Generation” in the Target inventory system.

It wouldn’t necessarily be surprising for Apple to launch a pair of over-ear headphones. The company has already shown that there is a demand for Apple-produced wireless headphones through its AirPods line and the launch of an over-ear version would help it attract a different audience. It is estimated that Apple shipped 65 million AirPods in 2019 and could ship between 85 and 90 million units in 2020, according to Wedbush Securities projections.

Here’s a look at everything we know about Apple’s over-ear headphones so far, according to the leaks and rumors.

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