Apple is going ahead with its plan to release wireless headphones.
The idea was rumoured in the build-up to the Apple Event on Wednesday.
Called ‘AirPods’, Apple showcased the technology on Wednesday night as part of what the company envisages as a “wireless future”.
Apple believes the headphones will “reinvent how we listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV and movies, play games, and interact with Siri”.
AirPods charge in a custom case and connect to the iPhone and Apple Watch. They can, Apple says, switch “seamlessly” between entertainment and calls.
Sensors know when you’re listening to music and play automatically, while a ‘double-tap’ lets you adjust volume and soundtracks.
AirPods come out in October and are priced at £159.
“AirPods are the first headphones to deliver a breakthrough wireless audio experience, and with the new Apple W1 chip they deliver innovative features including high quality sound, great battery life and automatic setup,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said following the launch.
“AirPods are simple and magical to use, with no switches or buttons, automatically connecting to all your Apple devices simply and seamlessly”.