Apple is preparing to launch a pair of over-ear headphones early this year, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo has a respectable track record when it comes to such predictions regarding upcoming Apple products and their release dates. His leaked notes proved correct on the 2019 release date of the latest Apple AirPods Pro, for example, as well as the new 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Although Kuo didn't provide details about the headphones, his latest memo (initially circulated by 9to5Mac (opens in new tab)) claims they would be Bluetooth-enabled and could launch in the first half of 2020.
A set of over-ear wireless headphones from Apple itself, rather than its Beats subsidiary (pictured), would undoubtedly be a welcome addition to its audio product line-up, alongside its HomePod smart speaker and of course the popular AirPods. The new cans could well compete with the likes of the class-leading Sony WH-1000XM3 and excellent Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones, too.
Other than a pair of over-ear headphones, Kuo also predicts that Apple is planning to launch a cheaper, 4.7in iPhone, a refreshed iPad Pro, and a Tile-like accessory.
As always, such leaks can be treated with both intrigue and a dollop of skepticism in equal measure – but when we know more, so shall you.