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Rumor: Apple branded over-the-ear headphones coming in the second half of the year

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has reiterated that Apple is planning its own over-ear headphones for as early as the second half of this year. Reportedly:

  • ° The tech giant is working on noise-canceling, over-ear headphones “that rival headsets from market leaders like Bose and even the company’s own Beats by Dre brand.”

  • ° Apple plans to launch the headphones as early as the end of this year, but has faced development challenges that might push back the release.

  • ° It’s possible Apple will redesign the headphones again before launch, or scrap the project altogether.

Chances the rumor is true, per the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 50%. Unless….

Apple simply abandons the Beats trademark/logo and puts its own brand on all the audio products. Which makes sense to me. I don’t see the logic in having Apple-branded AND Beats-branded over-the-ear headphones since Apple owns Beats.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.