Apple might come out with its first over-the-ear headphones this yr, in line with placeholder listings in Target’s product database, noticed by YouTuber Jon Prosser. The itemizing, in line with Prosser, present a product known as ‘Apple AirPods (X Generation), with a listed worth of $399. He additional identified that there are three SKUs listed for the AirPods (X Generation), which means that it would are available three totally different colors.
Reports of Apple-branded over-the-ear headphones have been doing the rounds because the previous few years. In 2018, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had predicted that the headphones will probably be launched by the top of 2018. However, in June 2018, it was reported that that they had been delayed following developmental challenges. More lately, Kuo had predicted that the Apple-branded headphones will launch within the first half of 2020.
Multiple Target staff have began reaching out to me about this 🤔
Showing up of their methods and on UPC scanners is that this mysterious “Apple AirPods (X Generation)” itemizing, priced at $399. 👀
Potentially Apple’s over-ear “StudioPods” headphones. Launch quickly (March)? pic.twitter.com/NVcqH8As47
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) February 22, 2020
Apple Insider cites Target staffers to assert that such placeholders listings are pretty widespread, and are often a sign that merchandise will ship inside the month, or generally inside per week’s time. While the names of those listings are typically inaccurate, however the pricing often is.
Further, a $399 (roughly Rs. 28,600) price ticket will make the headphones $150 (roughly Rs. 10,700) dearer than its premium in-ear AirPods Pro. It, nevertheless, is near competitors available in the market, with the likes of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and Sennheiser’s Momentum Wireless.
Now, though these would be the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones, the corporate has been promoting headphones below its Beats model since 2014. The Beats Solo Pro, the most recent within the lineup, are going for $299 (roughly Rs. 21,400).
The headphones, if launched, will most likely not be the one Apple product we might probably see within the first half of this yr. Kuo had predicted earlier that the corporate will launch its Apple Tags or AirTags trackers and a brand new low-cost 4.7-inch display screen iPhone, touted to be the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9.