Bloomberg: Beats Studio Buds set to launch next month, paving the way for new AirPods Pro

Beats Studio Buds Lebron James
Beats Studio Buds Lebron James (Image credit: LeBron James)

What you need to know

  • Apple will reportedly release new Beats Studio Buds next month.
  • The stem-free design is expected to come to future AirPods Pro as well.

Apple will announce the rumored Beats Studio Buds next month, according to a new report. The earbuds have been leaked into oblivion of late and were evens been in the ears of basketball megastar LeBron James.

According to a new Bloomberg report, the buds will be announced next month – possibly during WWDC on June 7 – and are set to debut a look that could come to a future pair of AirPods Pro earbuds. That stem-free look will make the new AirPods Pro look very unlike anything Apple has sold with its own logo on to date.

Some might also argue that the stems are an AirPods feature and they certainly make Apple's earbuds instantly recognizable from afar – similar to the white EarPods of yesteryear.

Beats Studio Buds

Beats Studio Buds (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

For the new AirPods Pro, Apple has also tested a smaller design that eliminates the stems. That look will debut on new Beats-branded wireless earbuds planned to be announced next month.

The Beats Studio Buds are expected to offer much the same features as the current AirPods including "Hey Siri" support. An oval charging case will also be included and, this being Beats, it's fair to expect multiple colors will be on offer as well.

Until Apple updates the AirPods Pro, the current models are the best earbuds you can buy. Be sure to check out our collection of the best AirPods Pro deals available today before you do, though!

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.