Trademark Suggests Apple To Launch Bluetooth Headphones Alongside iPhone 7
Speculation says that the company will be unveiling a pair of wireless headphones alongside their next smartphone in September, according to a recent trademark filing.
The trademark itself was filed back September last year but an amendment to the application has seemingly-linked Apple to the proceedings.
The filing itself was conducted through a company called Entertainment in Flight LLC, with a manager named Jonathan Brown signing off on the paperwork.
As reported by MacRumors, Apple also employs an attorney named Jonathan Brown.
Apple have previously filed trademarks for ‘iPad’, ‘CarPlay’ and ‘iWatch’ through shell-companies, further fuelling suspicion that the AirPods trademark belongs to them.
Documentation submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describe the AirPods as ”audio speakers; earphones; headphones; microphones; voice recording and recognition apparatus”.
Given reports that the iPhone 7 will be ditching a 3.5mm headphone jack in place of audio accessories that connect via the device’s Lightning port, the AirPods sound like a natural evolution for the ecosystem around Apple”s devices.
Expect more information in September.