Beats' true wireless 'Studio Buds' surface without AirPods stems

They popped up in the latest iOS and tvOS beta releases.

Sponsored Links

Commuters walk past a Beats brand display in the subway system of New York, May 29, 2014. Apple Inc will buy Beats for about $3 billion and bring recording mogul Jimmy Iovine into its ranks, hoping to win points with the music industry and help it catch up in fast-growing music streaming. As expected, Beats co-founders Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre will join Apple as part of the acquisition of the music streaming and audio equipment company.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
Lucas Jackson / reuters

Beats might be set to release a new pair of wireless earbuds that look considerably different than other Apple earphone products, judging by a leak spotted by MacRumors. Discovered in the iOS and tvOS 14.6 betas by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, the Beats Studio Buds look to be tiny with no trace of hooks or wires from the PowerBeats or PowerBeats Pro and no stems like any of Apple's wireless AirPods

Beats Studio Buds leak appear in leak with no wires or stems

The images (above) and video (below) were apparently found in release candidate builds of Apple's software meaning that the products could be announced soon. The code also mentions noise cancellation, which would be a first for any Beats wireless earphone product. They appear to come in red, white and black color options. 

A previous rumor indicated that Apple is set to release updated AirPods sometime this year with shorter stems but again, no in-ear silicon tips. Apple is also supposedly working on updated AirPods Pro 2 model, possibly with a small design and no stem like the Beats Studio Buds, according to a Bloomberg report last year. However, those may not arrive until the end of the year at the earliest (following yet another rumor), so it's possible the Beats model will arrive first. 

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget