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FCC Filing Reveals Details for Apple’s Upcoming Powerbeats4 Rumored to Arrive With ‘Hey Siri’ Support

Feb 27, 2020 23:27 EST
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We were first alerted to the potential arrival of the Powerbeats4 by code snippets and neck buds icon in iOS 13.3. Although Apple hasn’t talked about a Powerbeats3 successor yet, they have now popped up on the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), signaling at their imminent launch.

The FCC Filing Refers To The Headphones As The 'Power Beats Wireless'

Looking at the FCC filing, it seems like the Powerbeats4 will look a lot like the Powerbeats3 (image uncovered by MacRumors), which were revealed some three years back. This implies that the wireless headphones will have large but possibly more curved ear hooks and a cable which will connect the two buds. The filing also mentioned an integrated cell, microphone, and antenna. It also talks about a Lightning port for charging and integrated buttons for increasing and decreasing volume. Other than that, they are also expected to have red and white LEDs.

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According to evidence found in iOS 13, the Powerbeats4 will likely have ‘Hey Siri’ support and they will probably be powered by the H1 chip. The silicon will enable improved battery life and improved connectivity between different devices. The diagrams in the filing are similar to the icons found in iOS 13 and imply that the Powerbeats4 will likely take design inspiration from the Powerbeats Pro.

The Powerbeats4 will supposedly be an affordable alternative for consumers who don’t want to splurge on higher-end options and the common consensus is that they will cost $200. However, given that the completely wireless $250 Powerbeats Pro can often be found at a discounted rate, the Powerbeats3 successor might retail for even lower. As for the release date, the FCC filing implies they are nearing launch, which means they should be here during the first half of the year.

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News Source: FCC

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