Apple’s upcoming Beats Studio Buds appears with new form factor

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Apple’s AirPods lineup of TWS earbuds ranks among the best of its type. However, the company also owns Beats – an audio venture founded by Dr. Dre and later acquired by Apple in 2014. After the takeover, Beats has launched a slew of new products. Now, a new pair of Beats Studio Buds has appeared on the developer release of tvOS 14.6 and iOS 14.6, hinting it could launch anytime soon.

Beats Studio Buds Overview:

The new pair of earbuds have a completely different design language compared to other earbuds in Beats’ portfolio. Studio Buds is smaller in design and similar to in-ear TWS earbuds from companies like Samsung and Google. This is in contrast to AirPods that generally feature a long stem or Beats’ earbuds that include ear-wrap.

A different design

But this time, the upcoming TWS has a compact build with silicone ear tips. And what’s interesting is, Apple may ditch its stem design with the second-generation AirPods Pro too in favor of the new design as upcoming Studio Buds. However, this is just a rumor for now. 

MacRumors contributor Steve Moser also posted some animations of the Studio Buds on his Twitter threads, showcasing its design.

Multiple colors?

The buds, alongside the oval-charging case will debut in multiple color options as confirmed in the leaked image.

Launch Date

There is no official word on when Beats Studio Buds might go official. But since it appeared in the beta releases of iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6, we can expect it after Apple releases the respective software updates. 

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