Earlier this year, Apple removed all Bose products from its online and retail stores, a move most likely related to its recent acquisition of Beats. However, 9to5Mac is reporting that it has ‘confirmed’ with reliable sources that Apple will start selling Bose speakers and headphones alongside its Beats-branded products at online and retail outlets, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
When Apple stopped listing Bose items on its online stores in October this year without any official announcement, it was speculated that the main reason was a patent complaint filed by Bose against Beats Electronics shortly after Apple’s purchase of the competing headphone company. However, Bose and Beats settled out of court just before Bose’s products were pulled from Apple stores.
Nonetheless, Apple and Bose seem to have finally resolved their issues and have decided to offer the high-end speakers and headphones to shoppers once again through Apple’s retail channels.