The rumor: Apple’s upcoming over-ear headphones will have an emphasis on the high-end, according to Jon Prosser (74.5% accurate).
- There will be two variants:
- Luxury: made of leather/metal for $599
- Sport: made of cheaper materials for $349
- According to Prosser, AriPods Studio will not be debuting at next week’s event
Our take: So $599 for headphones is insane. I’m not saying there’s not a market for them or that no one will buy them, but these will be in the same price-tier as some of the highest-end headphones in the world. Fascinated to see how these $599 AirPods will be marketed.