bose-quietcomfort-20-headphones_04Last week we had heard the rumors that Apple could be thinking about removing Bose’s audio products from their stores this week, and sure enough it looks like the rumors have come true. It has been noted that Apple has since remove Bose product listings from their online store, which includes the QuietComfort series of headphones, speakers like the SoundLink Mini and the SoundLink III.

The removal has begun in their online store and it is expected to make its way across to Apple’s retail stores as well. What this means is that if you wanted to get your hands on a Bose product, you’ll have to walk into a Bose retail store or another retailer to check it out. As expected Apple has not given a reason as to why they might be removing Bose’s products.

It has been speculated that the removal could be due to a rivalry between Beats, which is now owned by Apple, and Bose. In fact recently the rivalry was taken to new heights when Bose signed a deal with the NFL in which Beats’ headphones (and other headphone brands) would not be allowed to be worn by players and their teams during televised games, which as expected puts a dent into Beats’ marketing.

There was also a lawsuit in which Bose alleges that Beats that infringed upon a noise cancelling patent, although that lawsuit has since been settled. In the meantime Apple is still carrying other brands such as Sennheiser and Bowers & Wilkins, both of which are pretty good options as well.

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