Today Apple news, Apple AirPods Studio May Ship for Christmas, Leak Suggests.
Yes Twitter leakster L0vetodream is right (and usually is), Apple has one more ‘something more’ in store for us in 2020. The Apple hardware news enthusiast tweeted on November 14 that Cupertino has a Christmas surprise in store for us, which will be good for the winter. Could this be the legendary Apple AirPods Studio over-ear headphones?
An unexpected, but probably credible leak
L0vetodream has made a number of Apple predictions over the past year, and has been there every time. The problem is, the leaks are usually cryptic. In June 2020, L0vetodream tweeted an acronym that no one could interpret: “iafwcwtncgab”. When the new iPad Air was announced in September, in green and blue with existing color choices, the Twitter the user explained the acronym. “The iPad Air 4 will come with two new colors green and blue.”
This time all we get is that it’s a winter exclusive, and good for winter. Many jokes came from this confusing leak, including Apple gloves and even Apple underwear (a popular Christmas present. One suggestion, however, makes a lot of sense: the rumored Apple AirPods Studio.
You will receive a Christmas surprise from Apple （PS ： Winter exclusive ： good for winter）
– 有 没有 搞 措 (@ L0vetodream) November 14, 2020
Apple AirPods Studio for Christmas, anyone?
We’ve heard for a while that Apple is working on a pair of premium on-ear headphones that might be called Apple AirPods Studio. This product would mark the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones that Cupertino launched, as they are still Beats products.
Rumors suggest that Apple AirPods Studio will bring active noise cancellation, EQ settings that you can control from your Mac or iOS device, as well as head and neck detection. It would be similar to ear detection in AirPods.
We’ve been monitoring over-ear headphones rumors and leaks for some time. As late as October 26, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman announced that the headphones wouldn’t be released until 2021. He indicated that the product was supposed to go into production weeks ago. Problems with the headband caused a delay.
Apple may have fixed this issue and is ready to start production. Given how close Christmas is, however, it could be tight. I think Cupertino will either have to really push the manufacturing process or risk shortages. After all, Christmas is only 41 days away, and Apple hasn’t even announced a key release event.