Apple Reportedly Acquires Wi-Gear

Apple has reportedly acquired San Francisco-based bluetooth headset manufacturer Wi-Gear.

According to tech news site 9 to 5 Mac, neither Apple nor Wi-Gear have revealed any details concerning the deal so far, but the profile of Michael Kim, co-founder of Wi-Gear, on social networking site LinkedIn shows that he is now employed at Apple as an iOS bluetooth engineer.

A notice on the Wi-Gear website also states that it has ceased its operations and is no longer in business.

Wi-Gear makes bluetooth headsets for the iPhone and iPod Touch, including the popular iMuffs range of bluetooth stereo headsets that allow users to wirelessly listen to music on iOS devices.

The acquisition, if true, indicates that Apple is planning to introduce its own wireless bluetooth headsets with future iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

The Cupertino-based consumer electronics giant already dabbles in bluetooth accessories, such as mice, trackpads and keyboards, but is yet to dish out a wireless audio headset for iOS devices.