Apple Acquires Wi-Gear Bluetooth Headset Maker

According to 9to5Mac, Apple has acquired a small Bluetooth wireless headphone designer. This San Fransisco-based company called Wi-Gear, it’s known for its wireless Bluetooth audio products for the iPod and iPhone. 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.

Moreover confirmations about this rumor, the guys over 9to5mac has run a check on LinkedIn for engineers at Wi-Gear who might have joined up with Apple, they found Wi-Gear co-founder Michael Kim’s LinkedIn profile now lists him as an iOS Bluetooth Engineer at Apple, having joined the company two months ago.

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