Apple could soon release a new over-ear headset, according to lists of placeholders that were reportedly released in the Target product database. The lists that were reported by YouTuber Jon Prosser, shows a product named “Apple AirPods (X Generation)” with a price of $ 399. Prosser notes that there are three SKUs listed for the product, which suggests that it could be available in three different colors.
In recent years there have been countless reports that the company is working on Apple-branded over-ear headphones. Early 2018, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg both reported that the headset would be released before the end of 2018, but in June Bloomberg then reported that they had been delayed after “development challenges.” Most recently, Kuo predicted last month that Apple would release a pair of high-quality Bluetooth headphones in the first half of 2020.
Several Target employees have contacted me about this
This mysterious “Apple AirPods (X Generation)” list, priced at $ 399, appears in their systems and on UPC scanners.
Potential Apple’s over-ear “StudioPods” headphones. Launch soon (March)? pic.twitter.com/NVcqH8As47
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) February 22, 2020
According to AppleInsiderSources with Target, such location indications are fairly common and are usually an indication that products are shipped within the month or sometimes even within the week. Although the placeholder names are generally not accurate, their sources said that placeholder price indications are usually. A price of $ 399 would make the over-ear headphones about $ 150 more expensive than the in-ear AirPods Pro, but it is the same price as our current top choices for the best wireless over-ear headphones: the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and Sennheiser Momentum Wireless.
The release of over-ear headphones would not be technically a first for Apple, as it has been selling over-ear headphones under the Beats brand for a while. The wireless on-ear Beats Studio 3, for example, are currently available for $ 350. However, they would be the company’s first under the Apple brand.
These headphones are not the only new products that we could see from Apple in the first half of this year. Last month’s Kuo report claimed that we would also see rumors about the company’s Tag trackers (although Kuo recently revised this to Q3), a new, cheaper 4.7-inch LCD iPhone, a new wireless charger and updates for the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air devices. An Apple event was rumors for March prior to the outbreak of the corona virus, which has boosted production and assembly efforts.