The Beats Studio Buds have received FCC approval ahead of release

Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

What you need to know

  • The unannounced Beats Studio Buds have received FCC approval.
  • The buds were outed in iOS 14.6 betas and still haven't been officially announced.

The unreleased Beats Studio Buds have received their FCC approval ahead of an announcement that will likely come pretty soon.

The earbuds were first outed by code found in iOS 14.6 betas and now it seems they're more official than ever. The FCC approval was first spotted by MyhealthyApple and it follows 9to5Mac's recent discovery. We expect Studio Buds to function similarly to Apple's own AirPods.

From 9to5Mac's report last week:

According to the internal iOS 14.6 files, Apple is working on new earbuds under the Beats brand called "Beats Studio Buds." Just like AirPods, these are completely wireless earphones that come with a smart charging case.Based on what we found, Beats Studio Buds will also feature an Apple chip to offer instant pairing and the "Hey, Siri" feature. Compared to the current Powerbeats Pro, Beats' new earbuds will be much more compact. The codes also reveal that Beats Studio Buds will have Noise Cancellation.

Now we keep our eyes and ears peeled for a Beats press release. It's surely just around the corner.

We don't yet know what Beats will charge for these things, but we do know that there are some great AirPods deals to be had. Don't fancy the Beats look? AirPods are here to save the day!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.