Premium wireless Apple headphones to be noise-canceling

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Apple is said to be developing a pair of wireless headphones under its own brand with much of the same features as found on AirPods and from products of its subsidiary Beats.

In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo wrote on February 24 that the “high-end over-ear” earphones would come in late fall and would likely be part of the company’s September hardware launch strategy along with updated, Siri-enabled AirPods. However, it seems as though Apple is looking to bring some of the key facets of Beats: bigger sound and noise-canceling abilities.

The note, obtained by 9to5Mac, also says that an improved version of the W1 chip that is touted to make Bluetooth pairing to iOS devices hassle-free is said to be on the headphones.

Bloomberg has since been able to affirm all of these factors and also added that the headphones were an “on-and-off” project over the past year that went through multiple design processes. It will likely be manufactured with two Chinese suppliers: Primax and Shin Zu Shing. There is the possibility that the product may get dropped before the anticipated launch period.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.