The new Beats Studio Buds+ will offer active noise suppression and a transparency mode, just like the regular Beats Studio Buds, which were released in 2021. However, it appears that the Beats+ Buds will use an Apple processor rather than the Beats chip that was used in the original Beats Studio Buds, which used Apple’s W1/H1 chips.
Beats Studio Buds+ will allow music sharing, automated device switching, and “Hey Siri,” just like AirPods and other Beats wireless earphones with an Apple chip, according to code discovered in iOS 16.4 RC. Due to Apple’s original Studio Buds not having a wireless chip, these features are absent.
The newest Beats earbuds, code-named 8214, will feature play/pause media controls as well as a press-and-hold feature for switching between noise-canceling modes. It’s interesting to note that a prototype AirPods model is also mentioned. Whether this model is an update to the current normal AirPods or the rumored AirPods Lite is unknown.
At this time, it’s unclear when Beats will reveal the updated Studio Buds+. However, given that iOS 16.4 RC, which will be made available to the general public in the coming days, now includes support for the new earphones, it shouldn’t be long until the firm announces the new Buds+.