Apple is claimed to be developing its own rivals to standard over-ear noise-canceling headphones like those made by Bose and Sony, but with similar technology on board to that used in the AirPod and AirPod Pro lines.
These headphones would also feature a design with interchangeable parts that may allow some modification with customizable equipment for particular uses like exercises and long-term wear.
The prototype designs of the brand new headphones that are set to potentially be launched a while later this year are stated to feature a retro look and embody oval earcups that connect directly to skinny arms that extend to the headband. The swappable parts embody the ear pads, and headband cushion, both of that are said to attach to the headphone body using magnetic connectors.
These will support Siri on board, along with active noise cancellation and contact controls, however most importantly for iOS and Mac customers, they’ll also include the simple connection across a number of gadgets that are featured on AirPods and some of Apple’s Beats line of headphones.
Apple has already launched Beats over- and on-ear headphone models with AirPod-like features, together with cross-connectivity, and that feature onboard noise cancellation.
These new fashions would be Beats-branded, however, and their customization specs would also be new in terms of Apple’s available present options.