There is plenty of evidence that Apple is developing unique full-size wireless headphones and another pair of neckband sports headphones.
They will not be Beats headphones. Gadgets will be under the Apple brand, and one of them will be called AirPods (X Generation), AirPods X or AirPods Studio . In 2019, Bloomberg announced that Apple’s branding would be used on Apple headphones, and they would become a more expensive alternative to Beats headphones.
There was a leaked iOS 14 code, reports from well-known Apple observers, and even a Target list that said these headphones were real and were coming soon.
Price AirPods Studio
Unreleased Apple headphones even appeared in Target stores in February, indicating that the company is preparing to release. They specifically called the “Apple AirPods (X Generation)” headphones, and indicated that they would cost $ 399.99.
Keep in mind that Apple recently updated AirPods with a new and improved pair of ears – the AirPods Pro for $ 249. Since then, there have been rumors that the new headphones can be called AirPods Studio and will cost $ 349.
Multiple Target employees have started reaching out to me about this 🤔
Showing up in their systems and on UPC scanners is this mysterious “Apple AirPods (X Generation)” listing, priced at $399. 👀
Potentially Apple’s over-ear “StudioPods” headphones. Launch soon (March)? pic.twitter.com/NVcqH8As47
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) February 22, 2020
Based on the foregoing, it can be argued that future headphones will be called Apple AirPods Studio or AirPods X (short for AirPods X Generation).
Apple AirPods Studio (X) Release Date
Most likely, the launch of AirPods Studio will be in mid-2020 .
Ming-Chi Kuo analyst in January through 9to5Mac told investors that Apple headphones should appear in 2020 – I think this will happen around the middle of this year.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gourmet said Apple plans to release in-ear headphones by the second half of 2019, but this has not happened. He also said that initially Apple wanted to introduce headphones by the end of 2018, but faced development challenges. Given the current global situation, it is likely that Apple will release headphones through a press release, and not at an event with a full presentation.
Apple AirPods Studio is a traditional full-size headphone. I think that Apple will release AirPods X at least in white, especially since the company sells only white versions of AirPods and AirPods Pro. Headphones are likely to look minimalistic and use high quality materials and technology.
9to5Mac noticed the icons in the leaked iOS 14 code that represent the headphones. These are actually the characters that Apple uses to indicate battery level and volume level for connected iOS gadgets. 9to5Mac detected both light and dark versions of the same characters, suggesting that Apple could offer two color options – white and black. Some Apple and Beats headphones, including AirPods Pro, PowerBeats Pro, and PowerBeats 4 , were also available in several colors.
What will be special in AirPods Studio
- Brand new design
- Sound quality better than AirPods
- Noise Reduction ANC
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was the first to report Apple’s plans to release a pair of ears. In a 2018 MacRumors research note , he called them “Apple’s proprietary high-quality on-ear headphones” with a “completely new design.” The analyst described them as “comfortable as AirPods, but with better sound quality,” which makes us wonder if they will be equipped with the Apple W1 chip?
9to5Mac also said that Apple headphones should automatically pause and resume audio when you take them off or put them on. I think that the headphones will be wireless and equipped with noise reduction (ANC) – where without it. Ideally, it would be great if the gadget was sold with a proprietary stand for wireless charging. Alas, there is no evidence that this will be so.
What was the latest Apple news?
Here is all we heard about AirPods X earlier:
May 21, 2020: AirPods Studio should be launched soon!
According to The Information , the delivery of new AirPods Studio headphones should begin in June or July, which means that the launch will be in a few weeks.
May 11, 2020: AirPods X may become AirPods Studio
The new headphones may be called AirPods Studio and will cost $ 349 (according to the John Prosser tweet described above).
April 8, 2020: Will AirPods X really be cheap?
According to a new rumor from technical analyst John Prosser, AirPods X are Beats X-style sports headphones with a neckband. They will debut at the same time as the iPhone 12 and will cost $ 200. On-ear headphones have not yet been named and will be released for $ 350.
You ready for this? 👀
Apple Over-Ear Headphones
(Think Beats 700)
Aimed for WWDC
(think Beats X)
Aimed for Sept/Oct
☝️ Probably what DigiTimes thought was “AirsPods Pro Lite”
End goal: phase out Beats 🤫
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 7, 2020
March 9, 2020: Apple earphones on iOS 14 leaks
9to5Mac noticed two icons representing the light and dark versions of Apple’s high-quality headphones in the leak of iOS 14 code.
February 24, 2020: AirPods X Generation allude to $ 400 new headphones
Rumor has it that Apple is working on a new product, but maybe this is a new Beats model?
January 24, 2019: Apple may soon release new wireless headphones
Apple plans to release full-size headphones under its brand, and they may appear in the second half of 2019.
|Mainly Compatible with||Blackberry,HTC,iPhone,iPod,LG,Motorola,Nokia,SAMSUNG,Sony Ericsson|
|Functions||English voice prompt,Phone call answering,Song switch,Support music,Voice control|
|Transmission range||10 meters|
|Bluetooth mode||Hands free,Headset|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||Headphones 46.5mAh, charging bin 398mah|
|Product weight||0.0040 kg|
|Package weight||0.0900 kg|
|Product size (L x W x H)||4.05 x 1.65 x 1.80 cm / 1.59 x 0.65 x 0.71 inches|
|Package size (L x W x H)||5.00 x 5.00 x 5.00 cm / 1.97 x 1.97 x 1.97 inches|
|Package Contents||1 x Pair of Earphones, 1 x Charging Dock, 1 x USB-C Cable, 1 x English Manual|