What you need to know
- Yesterday, Apple released a new iPhone.
- At the same time, it also published new FCC filings for 'totally wireless high-performance earphones'.
- They could signal a new PowerBeats Pro release later this year.
Yesterday, as Apple released its new iPhone SE, it also quietly published FCC filings for two new sets of 'totally wireless high-performance earphones' that could be a new iteration of Powerbeats Pro.
Apple snuck two FCC filings for high-performance wireless earphones, A2453, and A2454. No idea what they're for, but was filed along with the new iPhone.Apple snuck two FCC filings for high-performance wireless earphones, A2453, and A2454. No idea what they're for, but was filed along with the new iPhone.— Stephen Warwick (@StephenWarwick9) April 15, 2020April 15, 2020
As reported by Techradar:
As noted, the filings are subject to confidentiality applications to stop new products from being leaked. There is however, this image:
As you can see it includes the 'Beats' logo in the top left, and a design very clearly reminiscent of current Powerbeats. The only other info we can really ascertain from the filing is that the headphones are described as 'Totally wireless high-performance earphones' and that they operated over Bluetooth's 2.4 GHz frequency. Another interesting note is that confidentiality has been granted until October 12, which may or may not indicate that Apple plans to release these in the fall of this year!
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9