Apple pulls rival products ahead of new HomePod, AirPods launch – What Hi-Fi? UK

Apple has ceased online sales of third-party headphones, earphones and speakers, most likely to clear the method for its own brand-new audio products., a smaller sized clever speaker and Apple-branded over-ear cordless earphones?

We’ve been waiting quite some time for Apple’s hotly-anticipated HomePod Mini clever speaker and AirPods Studio headphones, and while there’s still no huge announcement concerning the official release, Apple has done something that suggests an announcement looms– the Cupertino giant has removed contending products made by Bose and Sonos from its shelves.

As noted by Apple Insider(and first reported by Bloomberg)Apple has ceased online sales of third-party headphones, speakers and earphones, probably to clear the method for its own new audio items.A quick delve into Apple’s online shop shows no products from Bose or Logitech’s Ultimate Ears brand for sale apart from one Ultimate Ears charging dock, and typing”Sonos”into the search bar only reveals Apple alternatives such as the original HomePod and its Beats subsidiary brand Pill+portable speaker.But why does all of this point to a big reveal from Apple? Well, the business has done it prior to: back in 2014, the company pulled Fitbit wearables from its online offering to assist the launch of its inaugural Apple Watch.Could Apple be clearing its(virtual)racks ready to start shipping not one however three new products at its rumoured iPhone 12 event on 13th October — specifically the new iPhone, a smaller smart speaker and Apple-branded over-ear wireless headphones? Time will inform– however if this does occur, it’s a guaranteed way to rain on Amazon’s synchronised Prime Day sales occasion … MORE: iPhone 12: rate, style, release date, leaks and news Finest Apple AirPods Pro deals ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2020 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds vs Apple AirPods Pro: specs and tech compared

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