Apple has been rumored to work on its first pair of over-ear headphones, the AirPods Studio, for nicely over a yr now. It’s anticipated that the headphones will probably be introduced later this month alongside the iPhone 12 lineup. Forward of a possible announcement although, Apple has stopped promoting third-party audio merchandise from different manufacturers like Bose, Final Ears, Sonos, and others.
Apple offered third-party audio system and headphones from Bose and others on its on-line shops up till the tip of September earlier than eradicating their itemizing. Equally, it has additionally eliminated all third-party speaker itemizing from its on-line retailer. Apple has additionally instructed its retail retailer workers to take away third-party audio merchandise from its shops over the previous few days. As of now, Apple solely affords Beats-branded audio system and headphones other than the HomePod and AirPods.
The transfer was confirmed by Bose, with Logitech’s Final Ears confirming that Apple knowledgeable them it’s going to “now not carry third-party audio system at retail from September onwards.”
If something, this can be a clear signal that Apple is making ready to launch its personal over-ear headphones and maybe even the HomePod mini later this month. The corporate had beforehand stopped promoting Fitbit and different health bands by means of its shops when it was because of launch the Apple Watch.
Leaks indicate the AirPods Studio will characteristic computerized left-right ear detection, head and neck detection, spatial audio help, and have a really light-weight and comfy design. As for the HomePod mini, there haven’t been many leaks surrounding it however it’s anticipated to be a smaller and cheaper variant of the HomePod.