Apple is said to be developing over-ear wireless headphones with parts that can be swapped in and out.
Bllomberg reports that Apple is working on at least two variations, including a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a fitness-focused model that uses breathable materials with small perforations. Prototypes of the headphones have a retro look with oval-shaped ear cups that swivel and a headband connected by thin, metal arms, which stem from the top of the ear cups rather than the sides, according to the report.
Apple’s modular design will allow users to customize their headphones like they do with the Apple Watch. For example, the ear pads and headband padding attach to the frame of the headphones magnetically so they can be replaced.
The new headphones are expected to use similar wireless-pairing and noise-cancellation tech to what is already in the AirPods Pro. Siri will also be
used for voice control.
The company aims to unveil the product later this year.
Apple declined to comment.