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This article was published on January 8, 2016

    Apple may be working on completely wireless in-ear Beats headset as upgrade to Earpods

    Apple may be working on completely wireless in-ear Beats headset as upgrade to Earpods
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    The next iteration of Beats in-ear headphones may be totally wireless.

    According to a report from 9to5Mac, incoming Beats headphones will be Bluetooth-only, and won’t even have a cable connecting them to one another. They’ll also charge wirelessly via a case, much like the Moto Hint.

    These headphones are also said to be noise-cancelling, and a premium upgrade to the stock Earpods Apple bundles with iPhones.

    This rumor also (again) suggests the iPhone 7 won’t have an audio jack, and will require headphones to use the Lightning port for a wired connection. Don’t worry, though; it seems the Earpods you get with your new iPhone will have a Lightning connection at the end.

    Apple developing revamped, cord-free Beats with charging case ahead of iPhone 7 [9to5Mac]