Apple's Rumored Powerbeats4 Receive FCC Approval

Apple today received FCC approval for a pair of wireless earphones with model number A2015, described as "Power Beats Wireless" in the regulatory documents. These are likely the rumored "Powerbeats4" earphones with "Hey Siri" support that MacRumors uncovered images of in iOS 13.3.1 code last month.

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Powerbeats4 mockup by MacRumors contributor Ryan Barrieau

"Powerbeats4" should be an upgraded version of Powerbeats3 with an Apple-designed H1 chip for hands-free "Hey Siri" voice commands and "Announce Messages with Siri." The latter feature allows Siri to read your incoming messages out loud when your earphones are connected to your iPhone or iPad and the device is locked.

Apple already released totally wireless Powerbeats Pro with "Hey Siri" support last year for $249. "Powerbeats4" would stick with a cable between each earpiece like the Powerbeats3, which retail for $199.

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FCC filing for new Powerbeats with model number A2015

FCC filings usually foreshadow the release of new Apple products within days, so "Powerbeats4" could be announced imminently with a press release, unless they are held for an Apple event in March.

Related: Everything We Know About Apple's Upcoming Powerbeats4 Earbuds

Top Rated Comments

CarlJ Avatar
15 months ago

The quality of every Beats product I’ve owned (numerous Beats X and numerous pairs of Powerbeats Pro) has been abysmal. Much, much prefer and am much happier with the Air Pods Pro.
If they were abysmal, why did you buy so many?
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robjulo Avatar
15 months ago
I didn’t.....everyone of each was exchanges. Among the issues...bluetooth failing, buttons failing, charging failing (there are multiple posts regarding the PBB and charging issues....go look).

I switched to the APP when the Apple customer rep at the store suggested the beats were trash, and I should go to APP and he suggested just an even swap since I was still within warranty of my second pair.


If they were abysmal, why did you buy so many?
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FightTheFuture Avatar
15 months ago
PowerBeats are the iPhone XR of AirPods Pro/PowerBeats Pro. They exist only to prop up the better models.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oosamon Avatar
15 months ago
Glad they are continuing to develop the Powerbeats line. Great for runners who favor an over-ear, wire-connected option.
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UltimaKilo Avatar
15 months ago

Glad they are continuing to develop the Powerbeats line. Great for runners who favor an over-ear, wire-connected option.
I have to agree with this. I still use my PowerBeats3 for running and biking daily, and I have never considered the Pro. These are the best headphones for running, without a doubt.
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robjulo Avatar
15 months ago
The quality of every Beats product I’ve owned (numerous Beats X and numerous pairs of Powerbeats Pro) has been abysmal. Much, much prefer and am much happier with the Air Pods Pro.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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