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Apple Developing High-End Headphones With Interchangeable Parts

  • Over-ear headphones customizable via magnetic attachments
  • Entering a category led by own Beats brand, Bose and Sony
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Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is developing over-ear wireless headphones with parts that can be swapped in and out, seeking to augment its AirPods business with a high-end audio product, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Cupertino, California-based tech giant is working on at least two variations, including a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a fitness-focused model that uses lighter, breathable materials with small perforations, the people said.