There’s been a ton of talk about Apple’s over-ear headphones of late with the rumored AirPods Studio expected to be announced sooner rather than later. Now, according to a new report, we’re hearing that the headphones have already gone into production.

That report comes via Taiwanese supply chain watcher DigiTimes, which says production has started with a number of AirPods Studio parts being manufactured.

As Apple is likely to accelerate dropping its wired earphones, the vendor will resume normal shipments for AirPods 2 in the second half of the year and its new over-ear headphones, dubbed ‌AirPods Studio‌, has also kicked off production, all securing growth momentum for rigid-flex boards suppliers for the devices, including Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Compeq Manufacturing, the sources said.

The report doesn’t go into any further detail, but it’s promising that production has begun – assuming DigiTimes is correct, of course.

Apple had been rumored to have AirPods Studio ready for an announcement during next month’s WWDC and that still remains a possibility. The online-only affair kicks off towards the end of June, giving Apple time to get units assembled.

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Hardware announcements during a WWDC keynote have happened before, but they certainly aren’t common. As with everything else right now, it’s probably worth expecting the unexpected.

AirPods Studio are thought to have a price tag of around $350 and feature active noise cancellation technology, equalizer settings, as well as features to detect orientation for automatic audio routing to the right or left earcup, and knowing when its around the neck or worn on the head.

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