Apple To Stop Selling Third Party Audio Accessories

Apple is no longer selling headphones and wireless speakers from companies like Sonos; Bose; and Logitech; as it prepares to launch a new, lower-cost HomePod and AirPods Studio headphones.

According to checks performed by Bloomberg, Apple removed headphones and speakers from Bose; speakers from Logitech’s Ultimate Ears brand; as well as Sonos speakers from its online store at the end of September. Searching for these products; which were previously sold online and in retail stores; brings up no results.

Employees at Apple retail locations have also allegedly been asked to pull third-party audio products from shelves; over the course of the last few days. Retail stores and the online store continue to offer Beats-branded headphones; as well as speakers alongside Apple’s AirPods and ‌HomePod‌.

The company has made similar moves in the past; eliminating stock of fitness trackers ahead of the launch Apple Watch.

Apple also told Bloomberg that it regularly makes changes to the products; that it offers as new third-party accessories are released and the needs of customers change.

Rumors indicate Apple is working on several new audio products, including a smaller; lower-cost HomePod and high-end over-ear Apple-branded headphones that could be called “‌AirPods Studio‌;” to be sold alongside the ‌AirPods‌ and AirPods Pro.

Both of these new products are expected to launch before the end of the year; and the removal of the third-party audio products from the online store suggests we could be seeing Apple’s new audio devices soon; perhaps as soon as the iPhone-centric October event that’s rumored to be in the works.

Current rumors indicate that the company has an event planned for October 13; and if that’s the case, we could see an announcement as soon as tomorrow.



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