Apple will upgrade AirPods and release over-head

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As previously reported by Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is also developing a pair of Apple-branded over-ear headphones. It's the third-generation that the Bloomberg article focuses on though, claiming that it will bring with it a raft of new features.

In addition to three or four new iPhones, a couple of upgraded iPad Pros with Face ID support, a revised MacBook lineup and a largely mysterious Apple Watch Series 4, several improved AirPods variants and entirely new "studio-quality" over-ear Apple headphones are reportedly in the pipeline.

The report adds that Apple's long-awaited wireless charging case for the AirPods will likely debut later this year, potentially alongside the AirPower charging mat.

The Cupertino-based tech firm's upcoming Airpods is said to come with noise cancelling tech and water-resistant build.

While none of this is unexpected as such, the timescales may be of note.

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While the higher price of the iPhone X has helped Apple reinvigorate iPhone sales, the company's "Other Products" segment has been its fastest-growing hardware category in recent months. Unfortunately, it might not be possible to give them Ingress Protection, but it means that they will be able to keep out water from light rain and perspiration. These will be put out under Apple, rather than Beats, branding. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

On the one hand, Apple's Amazon Echo competitor, the HomePod, was delayed quite a bit following its announcement. However, the report suggests that production could be taken away from current manufacturer Inventec.

According to Bloomberg, "Apple designers eventually hope to remove most of the external ports and buttons on the iPhone, including the charger, according to people familiar with the company's work".

A new version of the HomePod speaker is also under development, sources say.

Reports of new Apple audio gear have circulated for a few months now. The production however, has not been started.

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