Images of Apple’s Powerbeats 4 unannounced earbuds appeared online for the first time, along with new details about their specs. WinFuture reports that this time the earbuds will have a battery life of up to 15 hours, compared to the 12 hours you will receive from Powerbeats 3, released in 2016. Five minutes of charging will give you 60 minutes of playback, according to WinFuture.
Internally, the headphones will use Apple’s new H1 wireless chip, similar to the Powerbeats Pro, which should mean support for features like “Hey Siri” and “Announce messages with AnnoSiri”. The earphones are reportedly available in black, white and red. The Powerbeats 3 costs $ 199.95, but the prices for the Powerbeats 4 headphones remain unknown.
Our first mention of Apple’s new headsets came back in January, when icons of what appeared to be the Powerbeats 4 appeared on iOS. So, the earbuds appeared on an FCC list last month. The latter loss is consistent with these previous images, which showed that the earphone cable is now attached to the arm that hooks around the top of the ear as you wear them, rather than coming down from the front. Although the earbuds themselves are connected to each other with a cable, they connect to the phone wirelessly via Bluetooth.
It is not known when the new headphones may be released. Powerbeats 3 were first shown during the iPhone 7 launch event. It was rumored that Apple was planning to host an event at some point this month. However, as more and more events are canceled or postponed due to coronavirus problems, and when Apple itself begins recommending its employees to work remotely, it is increasingly unlikely that any traditional press event will actually take place this month.