These new Beats Studio Buds wireless earbuds were discovered last week within iOS 14.6 betas. On Monday, these new earbuds received FCC approval, hinting at a launch in the near future.
Due to the camera flash, it’s hard to distinguish if these are indeed Beats Studio Buds, but the shape looks like them.
Earlier today, purported images of the Beats Studio Buds were leaked online, showing what looks like the outside case of the earbuds.
Animations of Beats Studio Buds: 🧵 pic.twitter.com/XYVvYP7ez3
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) May 17, 2021
Beats by Dre was founded by music mogul Jimmy Iovine and hip hop legend Dr. Dre, before Apple acquired the company back in 2014.
As noted by Iovine in the documentary The Defiant Ones (it’s on Netflix), he said early on they leveraged professional athletes to hype up marketing for Beats by Dre headphones, which included stars such as LeBron James.
We don’t know when Apple would announce Beats Studio Buds, but they may show up at WWDC21 set for next month.