Earlier this month, an unannounced pair of Beats wi-fi earbuds, apparently known as the Beats Studio Buds, confirmed up in beta releases of iOS and tvOS. Whereas these betas have been a very good begin, a flood of latest leaks — together with precise photographs of thriller earbuds from famous person athlete LeBron James — recommend that they could possibly be out there very quickly.
Right here’s what we already knew: on Could seventeenth, individuals digging into the iOS and tvOS 14.6 betas discovered proof of the brand new headphones, with maybe the clearest take a look at them coming from animations within the OS shared by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser (he has a complete thread of them right here):
This week, the Beats Studio Buds appeared beneath that title in FCC filings, an indication that the product has been cleared on the market within the US. Diagrams in these filings additionally give us a transparent take a look at the form of the buds from one particular angle.
Pictures printed by MySmartPrice this week present gadgets which have a really comparable design to these FCC diagrams — although it appears like these new photographs are simply of the plastic casing for the earbuds. Whereas MySmartPrice stated it “couldn’t independently confirm the authenticity of those pictures,” the design appears to match different leaks.
Now, on Wednesday night, we might have gotten our first take a look at the earbuds within the wild within the ears of LeBron James, who posted new photographs on Instagram the place he’s seemingly carrying the buds (through MacRumors). At first look, it’s arduous to inform precisely what headphones he’s carrying, however when you look actually carefully, you may see a squared off ridge on the skin of the headphones that appears an terrible lot just like the headphones proven within the animation shared by Moser.
LeBron absolutely is aware of what he’s doing. At this level, it looks like the Beats Studio Buds are the actual deal they usually might arrive at any second. Now we simply want Apple to announce them.