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Apple to Launch Wireless Beats Earphones With Charging Case Alongside the iPhone 7?

Apple to Launch Wireless Beats Earphones With Charging Case Alongside the iPhone 7?

Posted January 8, 2016 at 9:28pm by iClarified
Apple is developing a new set of Bluetooth wireless earphones that will launch alongside the iPhone 7, reports 9to5Mac.

The headphones are said to be completely wireless without anything connecting the left and right earbuds. They are apparently similar in concept to the Motorola Hint (pictured below) and the Bragi Dash headphones.

Corroborating an earlier report from Fast Company, 9to5Mac sources say the headphones will include a special noise-cancelling microphone system which will enable clearer phone calls and communication with Siri.

Also reiterating earlier reports, the site says that the headphones will be a premium alternative to a new version of EarPods and will be sold separately from the iPhone 7. Sources confirm the iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack and thus the new EarPods will connect via the Lightning port.

The premium wireless headphones do not have a port for charging. Rather they will likely charge via a case that doubles as a rechargeable battery.

While Apple hopes to launch the new earphones this fall, the hardware is still in development and could be delayed by battery life concerns. As the design requires twin wireless chips and separate batteries, sub-4-hour battery life without use of the case would be expected.

As usual, Apple is expected to debut the iPhone 7 this fall. Case manufacturers say that the design has yet to be finalized and that Apple is testing three different designs. One is a completely new thinner device. Another looks a lot like the iPhone 6s. Other reports have suggested that the iPhone 7 could be waterproof and feature wireless charging.

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gamerscul9870 - January 9, 2016 at 1:59pm
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Matt gibson - January 9, 2016 at 6:44am
When will apple focus on something mkre important like the camera screen res or even the battery life samsung has shot was past them in better phones and the new beats will prob be something really cheap bad quality and bad battery life too
gamerscul9870 - January 9, 2016 at 1:58pm
The only reason competition is ahead because they always release something after a new iPhone, but apple is focusing on it. They did once ask early iPhone 5 buyers what they wanted in the next iPhone and when it comes to a whole new one, that's where major improvements come in.
justabrake - January 9, 2016 at 5:01am
Camfella - January 9, 2016 at 12:47am
Just another money grab by Apple!
gamerscul9870 - January 9, 2016 at 12:50am
Money grab that gives us something special in return nobody knows about ye.
Vic - January 9, 2016 at 12:15am
They should do it anyway. Not like it's actually expensive for them to make cheap ass beats lol.
gamerscul9870 - January 9, 2016 at 12:51am
There are some high rated ones shown in their websites by whatever peopel bought and reviewed! LAWL
Vic - January 9, 2016 at 4:25am
I have all beats. I know how much they're worth
gamerscul9870 - January 8, 2016 at 11:18pm
You can't be serious. Bluetooth is decent from what I have used. In fact, I get high quality music even from YouTube just fine no matter how I listen to it.
QuattroRs4 - January 9, 2016 at 7:42am
I am VERY serious. But, as your standards are just as those of the vast majority of contemporary mankind (and I do not mean anything derogatory or belittling by that), all is well and good. The fact, however, remains (and any moderately competent technical person will know that) that Bluetooth never had or will have a sufficient bandwidth to transmit music at any quality resolution level. It has never been designed to perform any such task, which is where wifi standards come in. But, as you say, I am sure it is good for YouTube. Which, incidentally, even in it's HD setting has very little to do with Hifi sound quality. Everyone to their taste, of course. What we do not know could not possibly hurt us!
Michael3 - January 10, 2016 at 4:06pm
Bravo QuatroRS4 - you are absolutely right. Bluetooth as a medium for high-quality audio is as good as any Beats headphone ever released (i.e. synonymous with utter crap). Even supposedly-lossless Apt-X over Bluetooth doesn't work as well on high-complexity audio passages. There is always the issue of very poor mastering in contemporary music, no matter the medium used, but that's another (sad) story..
QuattroRs4 - January 10, 2016 at 4:45pm
What do I know? All I have done was to be around high-end audio for the past 40 years so I am out of date anyway. My minimal standards are irrelevant and too posh and elitist for the current times. All that matters in the 21st century is that it plays ridiculously loud, has infinite distortion and comes with the an appropriate brainwash...BTW, I have owned almost every single product Apple made since 1984, but I will certainly not dispose of my iPhone 6/6S or any other portable products with a headphone output. For as long it is Bluetooth that is supposed to bring music from the host into my ears... Long live audio mediocrity!
Michael3 - January 10, 2016 at 9:47pm
Tim Cook recently said "we want our customers to be happy". Apple need to realize that by removing the headphone port, they will be making an awful lot of us deeply unhappy. They should offer their customers meaningful innovation with each product iteration, especially at that price. Removing the headphone port, in order to supposedly make the device thinner, is not innovation. It is the exact opposite of that; they will be giving us a vastly inferior product in many ways. So, in order to listen to (inferior-quality, Bluetooth) audio, we will now need to charge daily YET another device?! Also, is Apple aware of the myriad of Bluetooth issues eg. random disconnections when it comes to pairing with specific devices ? Does anybody within Apple actually care about audio quality anymore? Whats the point of having better cameras/faster processors/a thinner form if the phone fails to adequately perform one of its primary functions, i.e. play music. Apple, please listen to your customers : we need the headphone jack much, much more than we need a thinner phone.
gamerscul9870 - January 10, 2016 at 10:34pm
1. The phone doesn't fail to play music just because it's thin. 2. The point of making a faster processor and camera is that it gets more quality and effort put into it and take advantage of extra power. 3. There's this petition that you can sign that involves keeping the jack and will give Apple a chance to listen. It doesn't mean loss of innovation to begin with though.
QuattroRs4 - January 12, 2016 at 9:08am
Petitions are a waste of time, but people love them for some inexplicable (apart from mild political connotations they aspire towards) and I am happy for them to do so. And, if someone wanted to do it very easily, the awful Beats headphones (which will never sound good for a simple reason that 99.9% of those buying them could not care less about the sound) could sound at their mediocre best (rather than worst) if WIFI was used to transmit. Wifi is as good as ethernet in terms of data transfer capacity, except it needs buffering to make sure there are no (or at least not many) dropouts while streaming. That is all I have to say on the subject, have fun ladies and gentlemen and what will be will be. Not the first or the last time that the Apple may NOT know what is best for us. Such is life. Ciao!!
gamerscul9870 - January 12, 2016 at 2:09pm
How would Apple know what you would want for sound? Imagine all that work to get headphones with lightning just to go with the 7.
AverageReviewer - January 8, 2016 at 11:00pm
If they want me to buy an iPhone 7 with no headphone jack they better be including those new wireless beats am I right?
Christian Diaz
Christian Diaz - January 8, 2016 at 11:14pm
That's the first thing that came to my mind! LOL no headphone jack they BETTER include the earphones if they don't have a headphone jack. Shit I don't want to be buying everything separate now. If they end up doing they will literally stop me from buying phones from them now..
123 - January 8, 2016 at 10:52pm
That looks an awful lot like the cyberman "ear pods" from Doctor Who
gamerscul9870 - January 8, 2016 at 9:54pm
Why not wireless EarPods?
Butterspider - January 8, 2016 at 10:06pm
Because earpods fit terribly and don't stay in.
gamerscul9870 - January 8, 2016 at 11:16pm
I find them the exact opposite.
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