What you need to know
- The Beats by Dre Instagram account is teasing something being announced today.
- This amid more leaks of the unannounced Beats Studio Buds.
While this announcement could be for almost anything, the fact Best Buy already seems set to sell the Beats Studio Buds suggests something is happening. And it's happening soon.
The unannounced earbuds are expected to offer similar functionality to AirPods Pro and at a similar price. I'd expect more colors to be available, however, giving Beats fans more opportunity to match their earbuds to their own aesthetic. Support for "Hey Siri," instant pairing and device switching, and active noise cancelation are all thought to be part of the package but we'll have to wait for something more official before we can talk about battery life expectations. We do know these things will ship with a battery case of some sort, at least.
No matter how imminent that release might be, AirPods Pro are right here and right now, There are some great AirPods Pro deals to be had as well, so maybe don't hang around for Beats to get its act together and get the real deal today instead!
Will you be picking up a pair of Beats Studio Buds, or are AirPods Pro more your thing? Shout out in the comments and on Twitter to let us know your thoughts. Me? I'm all about those AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, but I'd also love to see more color options available for the former, too.
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.
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