Apple is reportedly working on high-end, over-the-ear headphones

06 March, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Sony WH-1000XM2 Review

That would ostensibly put them in direct competition with the company's Beats by Dre subsidiary, which now sells its own pair of noise-cancelling headphones for $350.

Apple-owned Beats now sells high-end on-ear headphones that you can find inside the company's own retail spaces, however, a recent report suggested that Apple is developing its own-brand high-end headphones that it's going to launch later this year.

Apple has not released AirPods' exact sales numbers; the product has been lumped in with Apple Watch and other products in the "Other Sales" category.

As a result, these Apple-branded headphones may cannibalise sales from another wing of the company, though it's likely that the new addition to Apple's lineup may serve as a general product for everyone while Beats specialises in catering to the varied needs of different types of buyers. One area the company is now looking to make a bigger splash in is the headphone market. Apple acquired Beats three years ago for $3.2 billion-no small sum, obviously.

Rita Moreno Re-Wore Her 1962 Oscars Dress To This Year's Show
In a report by People , Rita said during the red carpet: "This is the gown I wore in 1962 when I won my Oscar ". They were loving the dress, they were loving the pose, they were loving everything that was RITA.

The Cupertino, California-based technology 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, according to people familiar with the product's development. Its most expensive model is Beats Pro, which retails for $400; it's unclear whether Apple's new headphones would be more or less expensive than those. The said headphones are speculated to be targeted at the high-end of the market with features such as wireless pairing.

Similar headphones from Beats and others can cost anywhere from $200 to $500.

Pricing will be key for the new Apple headphones.

After the surprising success of its wireless AirPod earphones, Apple is planning to double down with bigger headphones.


  • Gary Oldman wins best actor Oscar

    Gary Oldman wins best actor Oscar

    In his speech, Oldman saluted Churchill, who he described as "marvelous company on what can be described as an incredible journey".
    Lamar Jackson steals show at NFL Combine, meets with Buffalo Bills

    Lamar Jackson steals show at NFL Combine, meets with Buffalo Bills

    The Heisman Trophy victor never took snaps at any other position for the Louisville Cardinals. "That's insane ", Jackson said. Ron Jaworski, who spends many important hours of his life obsessing over THE FILM, says Jackson is a star. "They like him.
    Girl, 2, dies after mirror falls on her at Payless

    Girl, 2, dies after mirror falls on her at Payless

    Out of respect for the family, no further information will be provided at this time ", the statement read. But the mirror was apparently unsecured, and it toppled onto the small girl, the newspaper reported .
  • Your guide to watching the Academy Awards on Sunday night

    Your guide to watching the Academy Awards on Sunday night

    Who's hosting the Academy Awards? "Though it is likely that he (Martin McDonaugh) will likely win for best original screenplay ". Sunday on ABC , channel 8, cable 1008, and you can stream the show at or with the ABC app .

    Khloe Kardasian Confirmed She's Having A Boy? Fans Seem To Think So

    Earlier this year, Khloe opened up to ET about her pregnancy experience and the advice she'd received from her sisters. After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian finally reveals the gender of her first child with Tristan Thompson .
    Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Smartphone for $599

    Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Smartphone for $599

    But now, the company has added Samsung Pay Mini feature to nearly all the mid-range and budget Galaxy J and On series of phones. Samsung has received a patent for a wraparound device which will probably blur the lines between a smartphone and smartwatch.
  • England edge New Zealand in third ODI

    England edge New Zealand in third ODI

    Although the wicket offered variable bounce it held no serious demons and the top nine England batsmen all reached double figures. Bowling: Woakes 10-1-40-2, Wood 6-0-36-0, Curran 7-0-49-0, Stokes 6-0-27-0, Rashid 10-1-34-2, Ali 10-1-36-3, Root 1-0-7-0.
    'Black Panther' Passes The $500-Million Mark At The Box Office

    'Black Panther' Passes The $500-Million Mark At The Box Office

    The Jason Bateman/Rachel McAdams comedy scored an estimated $10.7 million this weekend, a decrease of only 37% from one week ago. Black Panther tops the box office for the third week in a row as it brings in an estimated $65,705,000 domestically.
    Apple to launch the cheapest Macbook Air this year!

    Apple to launch the cheapest Macbook Air this year!

    Though it is hard to make a guess behind the decision of price drop, it will definitely give the company a boost in sales figures. Here are the potential processor choices that you might get when choosing to configure your MacBook Air (list given below).
  • Myanmar troop buildup could lead to border clash with Bangladesh, says official

    Myanmar troop buildup could lead to border clash with Bangladesh, says official

    Myanmar views the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and has long denied them citizenship and basic rights. The movement of troops so close to the border violated global norms, an official of Bangladesh's border guard, Brig.
    Amazon will soon stop selling all Nest products

    Amazon will soon stop selling all Nest products

    Amazon recently acquired Ring, a manufacturer of internet-connected cameras and door locks for over $1 billion. It previously wouldn't sell Google Home speakers or the Pixel phone.
    Pochettino: I´d quit Tottenham if fans turned on me

    Pochettino: I´d quit Tottenham if fans turned on me

    Spurs haven't lost a game since being defeated by Manchester City in mid-December, and they will hope to keep that streak alive at Wembley on Saturday.


'House of Cards' final season trailer is here, without Kevin Spacey
The latest season is set to return for its final eight episodes in the fall, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter . I think it can, mostly because Wright is a phenomenal actress.

Allison Janney picks her first Oscar for I, TONYA
And so I thought, well, that's my in: I'll just put everybody's point of view up there and let the audience decide what happened. The nomination list has been whittled down to just a handful this year - and all hope is being pinned on a former soap star.

Duterte praises Trump for proposing 'death penalty' for drug dealers
"The drug dealers, the drug pushers, they're really doing damage", Trump said at an opioid event at the White House Thursday. Trump said his whole administration is working to defeat the scourge of painkiller and heroin abuse.

Daniela Vega first openly transgender person to present at Oscars
Lelio says the film was written well before transgender culture started to be "ingrained in our collective imagination". They had shared a protective bubble of bliss and tenderness that is suddenly shattered and Marina's world falls apart.

NFL's Aldon Smith posts cryptic photo while being sought by police
Smith was the seventh overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Missouri. The victim identified Smith as the assailant, but he fled before police arrived.

With Hung Verdict, Congress, NPP Look for Ways to Form Meghalaya Govt
During Sunday's celebration, the BJP leaders, including the chief minister, exchanged candies among party leaders. After 2008, the north eastern state will see for the first time a multi-party coalition government.

South Africa's Tiger Brands, RCL Foods shares fall over listeria scare
These are an Enterprise facility in Germiston on the East Rand, and a Rainbow chicken facility in the Free State. At the RCL Wolwehoek creation office, polony products tried positive for Listeria monocytogenes, yet not ST6.

Ryan Seacrest's Red Carpet Coverage: Not Exactly Snubbed
Hardy also claimed Seacrest once slapped her buttock so hard that it resulted in a large welt that was still visible hours later. Along with complimenting his look, Kelly said, "I just want you to know, you are a privilege to work with and I adore you".

Guatemala president tells AIPAC he'll move embassy to Jerusalem in May
That came after the Israeli Knesset passed a law stating that Jerusalem - "complete and united" - is the capital of Israel. Nicaragua now becomes the first country other than the set a date for the relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem .

Watch Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster Roast Meryl Streep at the Oscars
The lawsuits were settled outside of court for undisclosed amounts, and in the settlement, the actor did not admi t any guilt. " Foster appeared on stage with crutches, joking that "[Meryl] Streep " was to blame because she " I Tonya'd her".