Dave worked for Apple between June 2014 and February 2018. Interestingly, the report states that the development of the headphones started along with the original AirPods. Apple had launched the first AirPods Bluetooth earbuds in December 2016.
AirPods Max design started 4+ years ago! https://t.co/W8rHTZIbVx
— Ryan Jones (@rjonesy) 1607474830000
The fact that Apple is continuing with the same AirPods branding for the over-ear headphones suggests that Apple had everything planned out way ahead.
Apple AirPods Max costs Rs 59,900 in India and is its most advanced audio product. AirPods Max offers a 40-mm Apple-designed dynamic driver and is equipped with an Apple-designed H1 chip in each ear cup. Apple says that the AirPods Max features a custom acoustic design, H1 chips, and advanced software to power computational audio. To improve the listening experience, there are modes like Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and spatial audio.
Apple claims the battery life to be up to 20 hours with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio enabled. AirPods Max comes with a soft Smart Case that puts AirPods Max in an ultralow power state that helps to preserve battery charge when not in use.