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Apple has added Beats' new Studio 3 Wireless "Skyline" collection on Apple.com, with the price starts at $349, though there is no stocks at local Apple stores, it should be arriving very soon. The new wireless headphone is available in Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Midnight Black, as well as Shadow Grey, with Gold logo on the back.


The Skyline Studio 3 headphones should works on iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches, as well as other non-Apple devices, it also boasting up to 40 hour battery life thanks to custom W1 chip that also enables automatic pairing Apple devices. Furthermore, the Fast Fuel quick charging via Micro-USB will give you three hours of music playback with a 10-minute charge.

The collection also includes a technology called Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling, which uses advanced algorithms to continuously monitor your listening environment, so that it can best block out ambient noise, not only on an airplane, but also in a noisy café or a busy office. However, the trade-off is that its battery life will decrease to only 22 hours.

The Overall design looks much like the previous generation of models, such as last year's normal Studio 3 Wireless over-ear headphones. Like AirPods, Studio 3 user not only can answer phone calls, but also control music, activate Siri with multifunction on-ear controls.

According to Taiwan’s supply chain source (Via Sina), Apple is in talk with MediaTek to launch a cheap version of its HomePod speakers to grab more market share. Statistics show that HomePod sold only 600,000 units in the first quarter of this year, which is a lot worse than Google and Amazon.

The anonymous source claimed that Apple is preparing to announce the cheap version of HomePod. However, it will not be linked to Apple's name. Instead, it will be under the Beats brand. As for price, the low-priced model would cost around $199, which is far cheaper than current HomePod's cost.


The reason behind Google and Amazon smart speakers' well-received sales, in addition to relatively decent technology, but more importantly, these products cost-effective, such as entry-level models Echo Dot, Home Mini are priced for $49, on the contrary, HomePod price up to $349, it is indeed difficult to accept it, so why not make it cheaper?

Would you purchase a HomePod that's priced for only $199?

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According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who issued a new research note says that Apple plans to release two new headphone products, one is the new AirPods which support "Hey, Siri", and the other is an "own-brand, high-end over-ear headphones", and it could as soon as the third quarter of 2018 (fourth fiscal quarter) begin shipping to customers.

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The analysts emphasize that the handphone will be produced by Primax, SZS to handle the metal forming process, and using a new design that different from Beats Studio 3, at same time, it has comparable convenience compared to AirPods, with the sound quality is even better than AirPods.

Apple to have own-brand, high-end over-ear headphones with all-new design; to be as convenient as AirPods with better sound quality; shipments to begin 4Q18F at earliest; Primax & SZS will be the key suppliers & will benefit from high ASPs. We believe that after AirPods and HomePod, Apple’s next addition will be high-end over-ear headphones, making its acoustic accessory lineup more complete. Existing suppliers Primax and SZS will be Apple’s partners on this new product. Primax will receive assembly orders on its familiarity with the acoustic business, and SZS is likely to use MIM technology advantages as leverage to become the exclusive or main MIM part supplier. The new headphones will be priced higher than AirPods and should help boost the business momentum of Primax as the assembly provider.

The company is also expected to release second-generation of AirPods. AirPods 2 basically unchanged in shape, but to use the new W2 chip to further enhancing the battery life and improve Bluetooth sound quality. AirPods 2 supports Hey Siri voice commands, plus a new charging case that will be capable of wireless charging function.

Apple has added Beat's new Studio3 Wireless over-ear headphones with Apple's W1 chip and new Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling technology, the price starts at $349. The new models utilize the W1 chip for automatic pairing to iDevices, Mac and Apple Watch as well as other non-Apple devices, it also boasting up to 40 hour battery life. These look very much like Beats’ in response to the Bose QC35 headphones, which available in Amazon right now.

More specifically, Beats Studio3 Wireless deliver up to 22 hours of battery life with "Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling" on, and up to 40 hours with Pure ANC off. Pure ANC is a new technology uses advanced algorithms to continuously monitor your listening environment, so that it can best block out ambient noise, not only on an airplane, but also in a noisy café or a busy office. Fast Fuel quick charging technology via Micro-USB will provides three hours of music playback with a 10-minute charge.


In general, the new gadget look much like the previous generation of models, but internals have been reworked and the ear cushions are more comfortable than ever before, designed for all-day use. Like AirPods, Studio3 Wireless user not only can answer phone calls, but also control music, activate Siri with multifunction on-ear controls.

The headphones are being sold in six colors (red, matte black, wite, rose, blue and shadow gray). While the Shadow Gray color is limited edition, featuring gold accents. Beats Studio3 Wireless can be ordered on Apple's website starting today for $349.95 in the United States, $399.95 in Canada, and £299.95 in the UK. Prices vary elsewhere, shipments are estimated to begin in mid October.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac
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