Images of Apple’s unannounced Powerbeats 4 earphones first appeared online, along with new details about their specifications. WinFuture reports that the earbuds this time have up to 15 hours of battery life, compared to the 12 hours that you get from the Powerbeats 3, released in 2016. Five minutes of charging gives you 60 minutes of playback time, according to WinFuture.
Internally, the earbuds are said to use Apple’s new wireless H1 chip, similar to the Powerbeats Pro, which supports features such as “Hey Siri” and “Announce messages with “Siri”. “The earbuds are said to be available in black, white and red. The Powerbeats 3 costs $ 199.95, but the price for the Powerbeats 4 headphones remains unknown.
Our first hint of Apple’s new earphones came back in January, when icons of what the Powerbeats 4 appeared to have appeared in iOS. Then the earplugs appeared last month in an FCC entry. This last leak is consistent with these previous images, which showed that the earphone cable is now attached to the arm that hooks around the top of your ear while you wear them, rather than descending from the front. Although the earphones themselves are connected via a cable, they connect wirelessly to your phone via Bluetooth.
Nothing is still known about when the new headset will be released. The Powerbeats 3 were first shown at the launch event of the iPhone 7. There had been rumors that Apple was planning an event this month. However, as more and more events are canceled or delayed due to coronavirus issues, and as Apple itself is starting to recommend its employees remotely, it is increasingly unlikely that a traditional press event will actually take place this month.