Now-serial Apple leaker Jon Prosser has tweeted about Apple’s long-expected premium over-ear headphones, revealing the name, “AirPods Studio,” and the price: US$349.
Prosser’s tweet states, “Looks like Apple is sticking with the “AirPods” branding for their new over-ear headphones” and reveals the product name, codename, and retail price:
• AirPods Studio
• Codename: B515
Looks like Apple is sticking with the “AirPods” branding for their new over-ear headphones.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 9, 2020
Last month, Prosser claimed that Apple aims to launch its over-ear headphones at WWDC in June. Back in 2018, Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that an “all-new” design of premium over-ear headphones were on the way from Apple that would offer the wireless capabilities of the AirPods.
Also last month, Mark Gurman reported for rBloomberg News that Apple is working on at least two variations of the headphones, including a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a fitness-focused model that uses lighter, breathable materials with small perforations.
In a modular design, the ear pads and headband padding attach to the frame of the headphones magnetically so they can be replaced by the user to allow for customization. For example, the same set of headphones would be convertible from general use to the treadmill and back again.