This is what Beats’ first true wireless earbuds look like Powerbeats Pro (pictured above) are almost ready for Showtime.
After popping up in various places in recent weeks, the Beats Studio Buds have now popped up in Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) database, as seen by MacRumors.
Although part of the Apple family since 2014, Beats has retained its identity and it doesn’t look like the Beats Studio Buds will be rebadged AirPods. The look is completely different, as you can see from the pictures, with a stemless design. That compact build ensures they won’t take up much space, as the Angle Ruler with Scale demonstrates.
Another photo shows the single Beats Studio Bud without a tip, suggesting it will be offered with multiple options to ensure a snug fit and better noise isolation.
There is a prominent Beats logo embossed on both the Beats Studio Buds and the accompanying charging case (pictured below).
Interestingly, the attached document states that the case will charge via USB-C, and not via Apple’s proprietary Lightning cable, which is used not only for AirPods and iPhones, but PowerBeats Pro is also done for This is perhaps a sign that, going forward, Apple sees Beats as a way to reach users beyond the Apple ecosystem.
Although pictured here in black, MacRumors says the Beats Studio Buds will also be available in red and white color schemes. In fact, we’ve already taken a look at the white version, which is made up of basketball star and Beats enthusiast LeBron James. Dressed casually in Instagram photoshoot Shared with his 87 million followers last month.
It’s not uncommon for companies to share products with celebrity evangelists ahead of time, and you might remember Apple’s Mac Pro appearing in one of DJ Calvin Harris’ Instagram Stories before it officially launched. looking at james 2008 gifted the entire USA basketball team Beats headphones, it is probably not surprising that he will get information on product samples for the first time.
We’ve reached out to Beats for comment on the leaked Studio Buds and will update this piece when we receive a response.