According to 9to5Mac, the completely wireless "earbud" headphones will be similar to Motorola, Inc.'s Hint headset or Bragi’s new Dash earbuds (pictured above) that were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a few months ago. It was tentatively scheduled to be launched this coming October.
Apple, or rather a company called Entertainment in Flight, LLC that Apple has used in the past when filing patents, filed a patent for the name "AirPods" on 22 September 2015, and this is likely to be the name used for Apple's new headset.
Similar to Bragi’s Dash earbuds with a built-in call-answering button, the rumored Apple AirPods will have similar functionality to activate Siri and manage calls. The accessory will include a noise-cancelling microphone system, and similar to both Motorola and Bragi, Apple is likely to design different-sized ear sleeves.
The rumored wireless headphones will not feature a charging port but will rather come with a carrying case that doubles as a rechargeable battery to power up your headphones when not in use.
The rumored AirPods will reportedly cost US$ 150 as a premium alternative accessory to the iPhone 7's Lightning-enabled EarPods.
The iPhone 7 did not have the standard 3.5mm headphone jack but rather a Lighting connector.