Beats Studio Buds+ with improved ANC discovered hiding inside iOS 16.4

Proof that Apple plans to launch a brand new model of the Beats Studio Buds wi-fi earbuds has emerged throughout the launch candidate for iOS 16.4.

9to5Mac has spied proof of an up to date product dubbed Beats Studio Buds+, which can have AirPods-like improved lively noise cancelling and a greater transparency mode.

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Moreover, iOS 16.4 suggests the up to date audio accent might be powered by the identical Apple H1/H2 connectivity processor reasonably than a Beats chip. That may imply seamless computerized gadget switching and hands-free Hey Siri performance.

Nonetheless, an replace to the report additionally suggests the Beats chip could be the one current, however the buds would nonetheless provide assist for Hey Siri.

The brand new Buds+ have the codename 8124 in accordance with the report, and would provide on-board controls for switching between the noise cancellation modes. Moreover, 9to5Mac has uncovered photos of the forthcoming buds with a brand new gold piping round a black color scheme.


It’s not clear when the Beats Studio Buds+ will go on sale, however with iOS 16.4 imminent (in all probability early subsequent week), we will’t think about the brand new buds can be too far behind. The improved ANC and transparency mode would possibly bump the worth up past the £130/$149 required for the unique, however that continues to be to be seen.

Talking of the originals, we gave them a four-star rating, praising the pure balanced tone, stable noise cancellation and comfy match.

Our reviewer concluded: “The Beats Studio Buds are a stable all-round pair of lively noise cancellation (ANC) earbuds. The sound is well-balanced, the ANC is stable (given the worth) and iOS and Android assist means there’s no favouritism when it comes to platforms. There are limitations however the Studio Buds pack in loads of worth.”