According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Apple Insider Apple could work on a new pair of wireless headphones for later this year. Although the company already owns Beats, these headphones can be sold under the Apple brand.
It seems that the AirPods are a success and the company wants to capitalize on this market. The new headphones would have the same convenience of AirPods, but with better sound quality. Apple could ship them sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018, just in time for the holiday season.
Some users also can not use the AirPods because of the shape of their ears. This new pair of headphones should solve this problem. Headphones are usually more expensive than wireless headphones, so this new accessory could cost even more than $ 159.
Kuo has heard that Apple is working with the SZS metal injection molding company. This is probably how KGI was able to learn this project. We do not know how different they will be from the Beats brand wireless headphones.
In particular, you can already find Beats Solo3 with an Apple W1 wireless chip. It uses the same wireless chip that you can find in the AirPods.
But if you combine the rumor of today with the previous rumors Apple could unveil a whole new range of wireless accessories later this year. There could be new AirPods with always "Hey Siri" as well as these new headphones. They could run the same improved W chip.