Apple’s wireless over–ear headphones, which were first rumoured last month, look set to feature noise cancelling tech as part of a bid to target audiophiles.
A report from Bloomberg, citing ‘people familiar with the product’s development’, said Apple would utilise the tech in order to take on Bose and Apple’s own Beats brand.
Apple has enjoyed huge success with its in–ear, wireless AirPods. However, their sound quality isn't much admired by critics or those with a high regard for audio tech.
News of Apple’s plans for over–ear headphones broke at the end of February, with analyst Ming Chi Kuo claiming they were likely to launch in the final three months of 2018.
Bloomberg’s sources suggest this date could slip, with Apple purportedly keen to get the product perfect before launch.
A similar approach saw the rival of the excellent HomePod delayed, as Apple fought to ensure its wireless home speaker was the best in class.
The headphones are likely to include Apple’s W1 chip for seamless pairing via Bluetooth, a feature already found in top–end Beats cans, as well as AirPods.