The Apple AirPods Studio – the tech giant's rumored over-ear headphones – could launch within the next few weeks, according to a report by The Information (opens in new tab) (via MacRumors (opens in new tab)).
The report says that suppliers Goertek and Luxshare will assemble "at least a portion of the headphones in Vietnam and begin shipments to Apple in June or July".
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That would coincide neatly with Apple's WWDC 2020 event on June 22, and corroborates earlier claims by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
Kuo – whose Apple predictions have been proven right in the past – claims that the AirPods Studio will enter mass production in mid 2020.
The first over-ear AirPods
We've been hearing rumors of Apple's first over-ear headphones for a while now, but they really ramped up in early 2020 when two icons discovered in the iOS 14 code were found to depict a pair of over-ear wireless headphones.
Since then, we've had price leaks from prolific Apple leaker Jon Prosser who recently claimed that the AirPods Studio will come in a range of colors, citing the existence of three different product codes, all priced at $399 (around £320 / AU$610) – not unlike the Beats Studio 3 Wireless.
The headphones could also be the smartest headphones we've ever seen, if rumors of clever ear-detecting sensors are to be believed. We'll have to wait and see whether they actually materialize in June, but a mid-2020 is looking more likely by the day.
The AirPods Studio aren't the only Apple headphones rumored to launch in 2020; we've also been hearing about the AirPods 3, the Powerbeats Pro 2, and the AirPods Pro Lite, a cheaper version of the popular AirPods Pro.
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