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Apple to launch AirPods X and over-ear headphones in 2020: Report

The AirPods X could arrive in September or October. The over-ear headphones are also expected to make its debut later this year.

  • Updated: April 8, 2020 4:11 PM IST
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Rumors are rife that Apple will soon unveil a new set of true wireless earbuds, which might be labeled as AirPods X. It will reportedly be a budget version of the AirPods Pro with similar features. The company is said to launch over-ear headphones as well as a new pair of Airpods in 2020. Tipster Jon Prosser says that the AirPods X could arrive in September or October. The other one is also expected to make its debut later this year.

Apple’s over-ear headphones are codenamed B515 and the new Airpods X has B517 codename. The former could see the light of the day at WWDC 2020. Prosser has also given details on what could be the prices of the earbuds. The Apple over-ear headphones price might be around $350 (approximately Rs 26,500). It could compete against the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and others in its segment.

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The AirPods X could be priced at $200, which is around Rs 15,150 in India. The cited source suggested that the new Airpods from Apple will be for sports or running. In February, the same source shared an image on Twitter that claimed to show Apple’s new headphones in the inventory system. The image tweeted by Prosser showed a device referred to as Apple AirPods (X Generation) and a list price of $399.99. Apple AirPods Pro retails for $249 and these headphones will be a huge premium in terms of price.

Besides, Apple is soon expected to launch the iPhone SE 2020 aka iPhone 9. The listing suggests that Apple will start shipping the iPhone 9 starting May 1. This means that the Cupertino giant could launch the more improved version of the budget iPhone SE in April. If rumors are be believed, the successor to the iPhone SE will be launched on April 15. If leaks and rumors are anything to go by the handset will come with a design similar to that of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 series.

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  • Published Date: April 8, 2020 4:11 PM IST
  • Updated Date: April 8, 2020 4:11 PM IST