9 to 5 Mac is reporting that Apple has bought up the small Bluetooth wireless headphone creator Wi-Gear for an undisclosed sum. The San Francisco based company made three generations of Bluetooth stereo headsets and a Bluetooth 2.0 adaptor for devices that didn’t support the newer standard.
The company is now closed.
Their source states that Apple bought up the company to use their expertise to build Apple’s own Bluetooth headphones. Wi-Gear co-founder Michael Kim who now is an iOS Bluetooth Engineer at Apple.
My only complaint about this is that Bluetooth headphones are generally pretty poor audio quality, but Apple’s bundled white earbuds are notoriously bad too, so there wouldn’t be much of a change.