Lebron James is already wearing the unreleased Beats Studio Buds

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

What you need to know

  • The upcoming Beats Studio Buds have been spotted in the wild.
  • NBA star Lebron James is already wearing the unreleased wireless earbuds.

Lebron James doesn't have to wait for preorder day.

In a series of photos posted to the NBA star's Instagram account, James appears to be wearing the unreleased (and still unannounced) Beats Studio Buds. As seen in the photos below, the basketball player appears to be wearing the new Studio Buds in White. The earbuds are expected to come in Black and Red.

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The design of the Beats Studio Buds first leaked last week.

These live images show the design of these new true-wireless earbuds from Apple's Beats brand. It's pretty much identical to the FCC listing that we've seen, as well as what we have in iOS 14.6. These buds have an in-ear design that is similar to some competing products like Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.Taking a closer look at these new images with the leaked design, we can tell that they're circular in shape with an in-ear design and have two cutouts on each bud. The purpose of these cutouts is probably to house various sensors. The charging case appears similar to AirPods Pro, but features the Beats logo on the front, rather than having a blank slate. An LED charging indicator can also be found on the front of the case, making it easy to tell the current charging status.

Apple Beats Studio Buds Leak

Apple Beats Studio Buds Leak (Image credit: MySmartPrice)

The Beats Studio Buds appear to be completely wireless like the AirPods and are also expected to feature the H1 chip for easy pairing with Apple devices.

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.

Beats Studio Buds

Beats Studio Buds (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

It is still unknown when exactly the Beats Studio Buds will be officially announced or released. If you want to get your hands on some true wireless headphones now, check out our list of the Best True Wireless Earbuds 2021.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.