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Apple certifies new TWS earbuds, could be next-gen Powerbeats Pro

Apple certifies new TWS earbuds. (Source: FCC)
Apple certifies new TWS earbuds. (Source: FCC)
Some new TWS earbuds from Apple have passed through Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testing. These products are not new AirPods, however: their new certification lets their Beats branding slip, in addition to the fact they closely resemble the existing Powerbeats Pro. Therefore, they are most likely to be a 2nd generation of the same.

Apple has secured FCC approval for new TWS earbuds, suggesting that it may have a launch for these new products soon. However, fans of this OEM hoping for something completely new in this vein may be a little disappointed: the devices as depicted in its new official testing images look almost exactly like the Powerbeats Pro.

Therefore, these apparent new versions may be released under a very similar name. Despite reports that Apple may subsume all of its audio-accessory wares under one series name (most likely 'AirPods'), the Beats branding is prominent in this new regulatory filing.

These devices - which have different model numbers for the left and right bud (A2453 and A2454) have also reportedly popped up on the Malaysian authority SIRIM's database. In terms of specs, the "Powerbeats Pro 2" leaks reveal that they are Bluetooth devices and nothing more. Therefore, if they have new features that set them apart from their apparent 1st generations, they are difficult to detect at this point.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-28 (Update: 2020-04-28)