- Plans are in place for Apple to release high-end headsets in the year 2020
- It is rumoured that the device is being released to serve as competition to products released by Bose and Sennheiser
- One of the unique features intended to come with the headsets is premium sound quality
Apple Inc. has announced the likely release of its latest high-end headphones in the year 2020.
The wireless headphones is intended to rival headsets from Bose and Sennheiser.
Apple’s headsets are designed to display features such as premium sound quality.
They would also offer the convenience of Airpods but with additional features such as over-ear design and improved audio.
Apple could release the headsets within the first half of 2020.
In October 2019, Apple launched a new pair of AirPods, but rumours relating to the headphones may have been swirling since 2018.
The over-ear headphone may have been an expected device from Apple as there is proven demand for the company’s wireless headsets through its AirPods line.
Outdooring an over-ear version, it has been concluded, would help the company appeal to a different audience.
In the year 2019, Apple reportedly shipped 65 million AirPods and this may increase to between 85 to 90 million in the year 2020, Wedbush Securities has projected.
At the moment, it is unclear what they would be called but speculations are rife they could be known as "StudioPods" or "AirPods X."
In other news, African countries are likely to lose almost $4 billion worth of exports following the spread of the coronavirus.
Even without any confirmed cases in the continent, it could be at a disadvantaged point, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) argues.
Briefly.co.za understands that in 2019, the value of China’s trade activities with Africa stood at $208 billion while exports were estimated to be $113.2 billion, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.
Business Insider reports that the outbreak of the coronavirus could cost the global economy about $360 billion.
The report has indicated that the outbreak of the virus could result in a significant impact on poor sub-Saharan countries, even if they do not have confirmed cases.
According to the ODI, low and middle-income African countries need to lower economic exposure and increase resilience to the coronavirus.
It also urged countries to realise the importance of spreading out export partners and funding sources beyond China.
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