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New Beats Studio Buds+ release may be imminent

Beats Studio Buds

Evidence for the rumored Beats Studio Buds+ is growing, as a Federal Communications Commission filing reveals the new model with audio sharing and other features is coming soon.

In the release candidate version of iOS 16.4, developer Aaron found references to new AirPods models. They mentioned possible new versions of AirPods and Beats headphones.

Aaron took to Twitter on Tuesday, saying that references to the Beats Studio Buds+ found in iOS 16.4 RC are live on the FCC website. They refer to models A2871 and A2872.

The updated Beats Studio Buds+ may be arriving soon because Apple frequently files new gadgets for FCC approval under secrecy. That veil isn't lifted until days or hours prior to product release.

According to reports, the updated Beats Studio Buds would primarily use an Apple-developed chip rather than one produced by Beats and will contain numerous features in the AirPods series. For example, this would include features like "Hey Siri" compatibility, automatic device switching, and audio sharing that aren't present in the initial version.

Meanwhile, the new case for the AirPods Pro may feature a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port per EU regulations.