Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Apple Acquired Wi-Gear, Plans Its Own Bluetooth Headphones?

Apple has purchased Wi-Gear, the company behind the iMuffs Bluetooth headphones for iPod and iPhone, according to 9to5Mac.

A source tells 9to5Mac that Apple scooped up a small Bluetooth wireless headphone designer in San Francisco two months ago for an undisclosed sum.

The company is now closed…

Apple plans to build its own stereo Bluetooth headphones for future iOS devices and MacBooks with technology and expertise from Wi-Gear. As you’ll recall, Apple didn’t have a great amount of success with its own Bluetooth mono headset and instead of building in-house for their new stereo product, decided to pick up the small Wi-Gear outfit.

9to5Mac was able to find that Wi-Gear co-founder Michael Kim is now an iOS Bluetooth Engineer at Apple via his LinkedIn page.

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