Apple’s next pair of headphones are on the way and new information suggests that they will be called AirPods Studio with a price tag of $349.
It was previously thought that these new cans would be called StudioPods, but
Jon Prosser – who recently leaked iPhone SE details correctly – says they will be named AirPods Studio instead.
Prosser also reports the codename of ‘B515’ but more importantly a price of $349 which puts them in a similar ballpark to rivals such as the
Sony WH-1000XM3 but $100 more than Microsoft’s
Surface Headphones 2.
We, like many, thought the AirPods branding implied wireless earbuds but ‘Pod’ simply means music to Apple. This can be seen in previous products such as iPod.
The ‘Studio’ part somewhat overlaps with Beats Studio headphones (shown above), but Prosser says Apple’s plan is to “phase out Beats,” despite its huge popularity.
It’s thought that Apple will announce the AirPods Studio at WWDC in June.
The headphones will come with
noise cancelling and a focus on customisability with features such as magnetic ear pads and headband paddings.
Two models will be available, one with a high-end leather finish and another with a lighter perforated fabric suitable for exercise.
If you’re wondering how the rumoured AirPods X (aka AirPods Pro Lite) fit into this, they are different headphones and are due to launch later this year – around September or October at $200. They will be sports focused wireless earbuds.