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Apple tipped to launch modular high-end headphones, to feature swappable ear pads and headbands

The design of the headphones could include support for interchangeable parts that would allow the headphones to be configured for specific uses.

twitter-logo India Today Tech   New Delhi     Last Updated: April 17, 2020  | 10:26 IST

Highlights

  • Apple is tipped to launch modular headphones
  • The headphones could feature swappable parts
  • The headphones will be a premium segment product

Apple has long been rumoured to be working on a pair of premium over the ear headphones, however, a new report from Bloomberg claims its attempt could be something special. The report states that the company has in the works a new over-ear premium wireless headphones that will flaunt modular parts that can be "swapped in and out".

The report goes on to add: "Apple Inc is developing over-ear wireless headphones with parts that can be swapped in and out, seeking to augment its AirPods business with a high-end audio product, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant is working on at least two variations, including a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a fitness-focused model that uses lighter, breathable materials with small perforations, the people said."

The report also goes to add that the prototypes of the headphones "have a retro look with oval-shaped ear cups that swivel and a headband connected by thin, metal arms. The arms stem from the top of the ear cups rather than the sides, the people added." Further, they could come in variations and include AirPods Pro-like wireless-pairing and noise-cancellation support.

As we mentioned above, the design would include support for interchangeable parts that would allow the headphones to be configured for specific uses like workouts and long-term wear.

The headphones are also said to support Siri and also bring active noise cancellation and touch controls, as well as feature simple connection across multiple devices that are featured on AirPods and some of Apple's Beats line of headphones.

Once launched, the headphones could go on to be quite a hit as Apple currently doesn't have over the ear headphones in the market. This is despite the tech giant previously being said to be working on the same. In fact, a report by Bloomberg in the past had even claimed that Apple would launch over the ear headphones in 2019. However, as we know, that never happened.

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