According to a new leak, Apple is working on an AirPods Max Sports Edition that will be the entry-level in its product line. The price of the headset, which is expected to be released next year, will be affordable compared to AirPods Max.
Apple, one of the largest technology companies in the world, has made wireless headphones one of the most popular wearable technology products with the AirPods family, and put wired earbuds to the forefront.
Apple also announced an on-ear headset called AirPods Max this year, a first for itself. Technically Apple was already in the on-ear headphones market with the Beats brand, but the AirPods Max became the first “Apple branded” on-ear headphones.
Apple to introduce AirPods Max Sports Edition as an alternative to the expensive AirPods Max
Although the Apple AirPods Max promises a high-end headset experience with both its design and features, the $ 549 price prevents the headset from being a suitable headset for everyone. That will change next year, according to a Twitter account called Apple RUMORs.
According to Apple RUMORs, the technology giant from Cupertino will launch an entry-level (!) On-ear wireless headset called AirPods Max Sports Edition in mid-2021. Although the Sports Edition is included in Apple’s product range as an entry level, it will not be an easily accessible headset with a price of $ 400.
Some features such as active noise canceling will not be available on the affordable AirPods Max Sports Edition.
According to the information shared, AirPods Max Sports Edition will have to give up some features due to the $ 150 price reduction. One of these “missing” features is the Active Noise Canceling (ANC) feature. However, unlike the original model, the Sports Edition will have a silicone material body and the ear pads will be smaller than the original AirPods Max.
The use of silicone material instead of metal will create a disadvantage in terms of the strength of the headset, but it will ensure that the weight is only 290 grams. This means that the Sports Edition will be significantly lighter than the original AirPods Max, which weighs 385 grams. Currently, there is no detailed information about what other features the AirPods Max Sports Edition will be deprived of.