An icon that seemingly depicts the Apple AirPods Studio has been found within the iOS 14.three beta, which was launched to builders on November 12.
Noticed by 9to5Mac, the brand new icon seems fairly much like the first leaked images of the long-awaited over-ear headphones, that swept the online again in September, with massive rotatable earcups and what seems like skinny steel arms that join them to the scarf.
The icon additionally backs up renders of the AirPods Studio that have been launched by prolific Apple leaker Jon Prosser.
Prosser has claimed that these renders are based mostly on a luxurious variant of the AirPods Studio, which will probably be created from leather-based and steel, with a less expensive sports activities variant anticipated to drop alongside them.
Delay after delay
The Apple AirPods Studio are mentioned to be the primary Apple over-ear headphones – they usually’ve been the topic of rumor for fairly a while now, with many hoping that they’d be launched earlier than the tip of 2020.
Regardless of stories that the wireless headphones have been attributable to launch in October this 12 months, we noticed two Apple occasions come and go together with no point out of the AirPods Studio, amid rumors that the tech large has been hampered by a number of manufacturing delays.
Jon Prosser has recommended that they will not materialize till December 2020 “at finest”, with a March 2021 launch date “simply as possible”.
A current Bloomberg report that cites “folks aware of the plans” backs up Prosser’s claims, saying, “the headphones have been due to enter manufacturing weeks in the past, however that was pushed again attributable to issues with the scarf”, with that half being deemed “too tight” throughout testing. That headband reportedly will not be interchangeable as initially rumored, however the AirPods Studio may nonetheless embody interchangeable ear pads.
Because the the 12 months attracts to an finish, a 2020 launch date for the AirPods Studio is wanting much less and fewer possible – and proper now, we’re banking on seeing the brand new headphones in the beginning of subsequent 12 months, maybe alongside the so-called Apple AirPods 3 or AirPods Pro 2 true wi-fi earbuds.