Apple may be preparing to soon release an improved version of Beats Studio Buds based on code found in the latest version of iOS.
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(opens in new tab) The updated wireless earbuds are set to be called the Beats Studio Buds Plus, according to reports, and support for them appears to have been revealed within the newly rolled out iOS 16.4 Release Candidate (RC). This was sent to the developers, although there is no doubt that a public rollout is imminent).
The new Beats Studio Buds Plus look almost identical to the current earbuds in terms of design.
The earbuds are said to have better noise-cancelling and clarity, with a long-press to switch between noise-cancelling modes. It also shows that it benefits from automatic device switching.
However, this leak has an interesting twist. Macs from 9 to 5 claimed that the overhauled Beats earbuds were switched to use the Apple chip (H1/W1). However, the tech site has since updated the article, and upon further inspection, sources say the Beats Studio Buds Plus actually stick to their own Beats chip, despite mentions of the introduction of the “Hey Siri” feature. Says.
(opens in new tab) We also tapped that source who claimed that the upcoming earbuds will actually use custom Beats chips, as seen with the existing Beats Studio Buds. Analysis: Will Beats continue, but will prices rise?
Given that iOS 16.4 is on the verge of rolling out to iPhone owners, there’s an image that appears to have leaked here, and multiple sources have contributed to this, the Beats Studio Buds Plus are in fact Appearing seems like a fair bet. It will probably be announced soon.
It’s unclear if they will replace or replace the Beats Studio Buds, or if they will be sold alongside existing earbuds. For the latter, we’d obviously expect an added price premium, but the Buds Plus stay in the mid-range price range. This should be a small price increase, not a big one (we’re guessing anyway). , but this is all speculation, of course).
What caused the disappointment here was the initial claim that Apple was moving to use its own chip rather than the custom Beats affair (which powers the Beats Studio Buds), which it later retracted. it was done.
Why doesn’t Apple want to use H1/W1 in Buds Plus? The concern is that it wants to keep that tech in AirPods as an incentive to buy. Likewise, that could be just part of keeping the earbuds’ manufacturing costs down.
Additionally, the report claims that a significant portion of the additional features have been introduced in the Beats Studio Buds Plus, so it’s not that the revamp hasn’t pushed for new features and enhancements (although the claims are, in any case, if correct).
Speaking of AirPods, there are clues suggesting a new model is coming to iOS 16.4 as well, but we don’t know what that will be. AirPods Max 2? It looks like some interesting further leaks could be in the pipeline soon.