Bloomberg report reveals three new Apple products launching next year

Report Apple is working on noise-canceling Air Pods and over-ear headphones

Report Apple is working on noise-canceling Air Pods and over-ear headphones

The new AirPods will feature noise cancellation technology and water resistance, according to Bloomberg's unnamed sources. Apple is said to be dealing with Tymphany, the audio subsidiary of computer peripheral manufacturer Primax Electronics, to produce the new model.

Apples development of the HomePod wasnt a smooth ride either, but theres a new version coming early next year. Apple's existing AirPods are also set for a refresh later this year which will bring a new chip, hands-free Siri activation, and an optional wireless charging case.

Apple reportedly has big plans for its audio device lineup in 2019.

As previously reported by Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is also developing a pair of Apple-branded over-ear headphones. Specifics as far as the release schedule weren't offered in the report, but it's possible that Apple itself doesn't know exactly when the new products will be ready.

Meanwhile, both Bloomberg and longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously tipped Apple to release over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones but noted that the company had dealt with production issues putting them together. The new AirPods will also have increased Bluetooth range and could come with a heart-rate monitor like the Apple Watch. This would turn the AirPods into a health wearable in addition to an audio product. Bloomberg reports that in 2019, Apple will release higher-end AirPods, likely more expensive than the current $159 AirPods model, "studio-quality" over-ear headphones and a second-generation HomePod. That will most likely mean transitioning the production work for the upcoming models away from Inventec, which built the first HomePod and majority of the first-gen AirPods units.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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