Is Apple really developing a completely wireless set of Beats headphones, potentially to be released with the iPhone 7? There is definitely a possibility.
Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that Apple is trying out a brand new type of earphones which could potentially release with the iPhone 7 this fall. Apparently, these earphones would be "completely wireless, which is to say that they would not even have a cord connecting the left and right earpieces." If this is true, the earphones would probably resemble something much like the Bragi Dash (pictured with a photoshopped beats logo on them here) and the Motorola Hint headphones. Apple recently registered the name "AirPods" and with the overall design of the earphones this would be a fitting name and likely the one Apple will use.
If this were to be released by Apple, the question is: how much would it cost? I estimate the Apple "AirPod" would be priced between $129 and $200. The brand new Bragi Dash earphones retail for $299 and the Motorola Hint earphones retail for $129. As usual, I wouldn't expect Apple's to be the cheapest on the market, but I don't see the price of these going over $200 if they're released as a premium accessory with the iPhone 7, an alternative to the Apple EarPods. If I had to make a guess right now I'd say they will go for $149.
Lastly, people are wondering if these earphones will be practical. I mean, with no cords or cables, it would be pretty easy to fall out of somebody's ear, right? At least that's what I thought. However, reviews on the Bragi Dash are impressive and I haven't seen many reports of people losing their earphones. They do seem a bit risky but the others that have been released are doing well, so we'll see what Apple does with this. Feel free to leave a comment or contact us if you have a question or comment.