Apple Aims to Make Major Improvements to AirPods Bloomberg reported that Apple is working on an updated version of the wireless headphones that will be released this year. According to the report, People familiar with the situation said the tech giant is considering making the model water-resistant to splashes or rain. The company also confirmed it would release a new AirPods case that wirelessly charges the ear pieces. Apple will most importantly replace the wireless chip in the products to improve Bluet

Apple to reveal noise-canceling over-ear headphones

California-based tech giant Apple Inc. is reportedly working on a high-end version of its AirPods (plus some new over-hear headphones).

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“A new Homepod and studio-quality over-hear headphones” are expected as early as next year, Bloomberg reported Monday.

The over-ear headphones, originally slated for a late 2018 debut, will likely launch next year. These headphones, according to Bloomberg, would compete with pricey models from Bose Corp. and Sennheiser.

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In addition to the rumored over-ear model, Apple’s upgrade to its current wireless AirPods models intends to improve noise cancellation and add water resistant technology.

The new buds are likely to be priced higher than the current $159 for AirPods.

Some upgrades, including a new chip and support for hands-free Siri activation, are planned for later this year.

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