Apple is prepping for the launch of several new wireless earphones, some under the Beats branding and others under its own brand. Now, some features of the upcoming Powerbeats earphones have been revealed.
The Powerbeats 4 wireless earphones have hit FCC certification with model number A2015. Reference to this code was first found in December, and their design was revealed a month later. It looks like we won’t see any change in the design.
Apple’s Powerbeats 4 are expected to use the company’s new H1 Bluetooth 5.0 chip with AAC codec, which is already used in second-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro earphones to offer longer battery life and ‘Hey Siri’ support. They would most probably also come with support for always-on voice commands with ‘Hey Siri’ hot-word detection.
The iPhone maker is also working on high-end over-the-ear headphones as well as a new AirPods model. The over-the-ear headphones are expected to cost higher than Beats Solo Pro and have additional features and audiophile-grade sound quality.
The rumored AirPods Pro Lite earphones are expected to come with an AirPods Pro-like design but drop the active noise cancellation feature. If the report turns out to be true, they could be priced higher than second-generation AirPods but lower than AirPods Pro.
Since the Powerbeats series earphones are entry-level models in the company’s lineup, we don’t think would come with huge upgrades apart from a newer Bluetooth chipset, improved battery life, and probably, slightly better audio quality. The price of the upcoming mode could remain similar to Powerbeats 3 as the older model will be replaced by a newer model.[Source: FCC]