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Apple to launch high-end noise-canceling headphones by 2018-end: Reports

Tech giant Apple is planning to launch high-end headphones, several recent reports say. The Cupertino-based company is expected to release the headphones by the end of 2018.

Bloomberg confirmed the news and added that the over-the-ear headphones will bring noise-cancellation and wireless connectivity features.

In 2014, Apple had acquired headphone-maker Beats by Dre for $3 billion. In 2016, the company came up with AirPods and because of its unique design and quality sound, it becomes a best-seller at $159.

Bloomberg reports, "the work on the Apple headset has been on-and-off over the past year." During the time of its HomePod development, the company had faced the similar problems, which included multiple redesigns.

There are possibilities that Apple will redesign the headphones again before the launch or scrap the entire project altogether. It's still not clear how Apple will make a noticeable difference in the new headphones from the existing wireless models sold by Beats.

The company is also likely to release its second-generation AirPods in 2018, which will come with water-resistant design and Siri integration.