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Apple could bring new high-end AirPods and over-ear headphones in 2019

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Mandy Jefferson | 26 June, 2018, 09:28

The AirPods (2019) are said to upgrade the wireless earbuds with noise-cancellation, water resistance, and a longer wireless range, reports Bloomberg. A wireless charging case for Apple's in-ear audio solution is also in the pipeline and will be compatible with the upcoming AirPower wireless charging mat. Apple might be working with Tymphany for the new over-the-ear headphones.

The firm could also add more biometric sensors to the AirPods, that would allow for similar heart-rate monitoring used on the Apple Watch. The existing AirPods are still scheduled to be refreshed with better wireless tech and "hands-free Siri activation" later this year, according to the report.

Apple is shaking up its supply chain in preparation for the latest audio products, expanding a partnership with iPhone manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group and lessening its reliance on smaller hardware maker Inventec Corp., the people said.

The rumored over-ear headphones are reportedly supposed to compete with the likes of Bose and Sennheiser and would be offered as a higher-end alternative to Apple's Beats headphones.

While this does fill in a few gaps in the Apple/Beats lineup of headphones, this is a roll of the dice for Apple.

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Currently, England have two yellow cards to Belgium's three, meaning they currently top Group G by the slenderest of margins. Chelsea star Eden Hazard suffered a calf injury as his side won comfortably 5-2 against Tunisia in Russian Federation .


Unfortunately, the new and improved AirPods also mean that customers might have to pay more than the $159 price tag of the first-generation AirPods.

Apple expects to launch another version of the HomePod by next year, Bloomberg said.

High-end AirPods, a new HomePod and over-ear headphones are coming as soon as next year, reported Bloomberg. Unfortunately, there are no details about what features it might boast. Unlike Beats headphones, they'll be Apple-branded and marketed as a higher end kind of headphones in comparison to the already exorbitantly priced Beats headphones.

Apple did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

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