iOS 14 Code Reveals Likely Over-The-Ear Version of the AirPods Pro

  • A new leak has given us an early glimpse of what Apple’s first over-the-ear headphones could look like.
  • The leak adds that these headphones could be available in Space Gray as well as White.
  • Since the revelation was made by early iOS 14 firmware, it’s safe to assume that this new over-the-ear AirPods will break cover by fall this year.

Apple launched the AirPods Pro last year, finally offering a viable alternative to third-party in-ear headphones. With features like active noise cancellation (ANC) and Transparency Mode, the AirPods Pro is certainly the headphones to beat right now.

A new discovery made by the folks at 9to5Mac has revealed an interesting detail that could give us a very good idea about the future of Apple’s headphones.

AirPods Max

New iconography discovered within iOS 14 has given rise to speculation that Apple is looking to bring over-the-ear headphones to the market with most of the features of the AirPods Pro, possibly including Transparency Mode and ANC. It is also said that these over-the-ear headphones will have the ability to pause and play music when you remove and put them back on.

While there’s still no information on what these headphones will be called, some are pitching the name AirPods Pro Max. Although knowing Apple, these headphones will bear a different name altogether. The report further adds that the headphones will be available in colors like Space Gray and White. Apple has been notoriously hesitant to offer color variants with the AirPods lineup as they’re only available in White.

Sources initially said that these over-the-ear headphones will be launched sometime in 2018, but subsequent reports mentioned that the company has postponed plans owing to design-related issues. This new revelation was made by early iOS 14 code accessed in December 2019. Keeping this in mind, it’s likely that Apple will launch these headphones in time for the release of iOS 14 this fall.

What do you make of this rumored headphones by Apple?

Via: 9to5Mac