18 May 2020
Update: May 11, 2020
According to Jon Prosser of YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Apple's first-ever over-ear headphones may be called "AirPods Studio." He has also tipped the price, which is $349. Prosser has a pretty good track record on Apple reports, so we would like to give his tip a thought.
The launch of the Apple AirPods Studio over-ear headphones is still unknown, though.
Looks like Apple is sticking with the “AirPods” branding for their new over-ear headphones.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 9, 2020
Update: April 16, 2020
A new report from Bloomberg citing sources familiar with the matter puts more details on Apple’s long-rumored over-ear headphones. First, the report reiterates that these headphones will launch later this year.
The report goes on to state the high-end over-ear headphones will come with interchangeable parts – swappable ear pads and headbands that magnetically attach.
The headphones are expected to launch later this year, but the ongoing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic could complicate things further. But, let’s just hope to see them coming as slated. There are reports that Apple is still eyeing for September launch to bring its new hardware in front of people.
Original Post (April 8, 2020)
Apple has long been rumored to be working on over-the-ear headphones but we didn't see any such product taking the shape of reality. Well, today as well, we do not have anything substantial that could be taken as a piece of evidence, stating Apple is working over-the-ear headphones. But a serial leaker Jon Prosser with a very good track of offering details on the unreleased products has shared a few key details on these headphones.
According to the leak, Apple’s first-ever over-the-ear headphones have the codename B515 and they are similar to Bose 700. The leaker also shares that the headphones will cost $350 and the product was initially aimed to launch for WWDC, but now since the big event is canceled, it is yet to be learned when Apple plans to launch them.
In the same tweet, Prosser also tells that Apple is aiming to launch AirPods X in September or October. It is likely that Apple will launch them during the same event when it will bring new iPhones and other major hardware. The alleged AirPods X is said to be similar to the Beats X, which means the model would be for sports. It is said that AirPods X will cost $200.
There are also rumors circulating around on the new AirPods Pro Lite, a budget-friendly option of the AirPods Pro.