Apple may be in the process of developing a new pair of wireless earpods, which will connect with the iPhone 7 over Bluetooth.
After acquiring Beats electronics last year, Apple is expected to launch a pair of wireless earpods alongside the much anticipated iPhone 7. If a report by 9to5 Mac is to be believed, the new earpods will be free of any connecting wires (even between the earpods) and will pair with the iPhone 7 over Bluetooth. The rumour mill surrounding the upcoming iPhone 7 had earlier thrown up news about Apple's next flagship launching without the 3.5mm headphone jack, indicating that future iPhones may only connect to a headphone via Bluetooth or the lightning connector or even a USB Type C connector. This year, Apple ditched any extra ports on the MacBook aswell. The new MacBook features just two ports- the headphone jack and a USB Type C port.
Sources have told 9to5 mac that the new wireless earpods will have a noise cancelling microphone system. It is also expected that Apple will come out with different sizes for the said earpods, which will give users an option to select their own custom size. Reports also say that these new earpods will be similar in concept to the Motorola Hint and the the Bragi Dashboard headphones. According to a previous report by MacRumours, Apple had applied for an 'AirPods' trademark, under a shell company called Entertainment Inflight LLC. If the news is to be believed, Apple may use the 'AirPods' name for its new wireless earpods. These new earpods from Apple are also rumoured to come with a separate case for carrying and charging the wireless headphone. Back in December, Apple has launched a battery pack for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s priced at $99 (Rs. 6,600 approx). The case is called the iPhone smart battery case, and comes in direct competition to the likes of Mophie, that has been making battery cases for the iPhone and other smartphones for a really long time now. The case has a bump on the back which houses the battery, and has a lightning port at the bottom. The Apple battery case add an additional 1877mAh of battery power to the smartphone.
Other rumours also say that Apple may remove the Home Button from the iPhone 7. In a note about the seventh edition of the iPhone, Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, a full-service investment bank and asset management firm, said that the iPhone 7 may see the Touch ID moved to the side of the device, as opposed to the front and that Apple's 3D touch feature may enable it to do so. We will keep bringing you more updates on Apple's plans for the iPhone 7. Till then, keep reading Digit and keep those comments pouring in.