Apple Working on Beats Solo 4 Headphones

Apple is working on an updated version of its popular Beats Solo on-ear headphones, according to code located in the iOS 17.4 release candidate that Apple put out today. MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris found several references to the Beats Solo 4 headphones, including images.

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The Beats Solo 4 look similar to the Solo 3 headphones, but have design tweaks that bring them in line with the Beats Studio Pro. Spatial Audio is supported according to the code, but we don't know what other features to expect at this time.

There are three colors in the files, including black, pink, and blue. We can expect some of the changes that were brought to the Beats Studio Pro last year, such as improved sound quality and support for Personalized Spatial Audio. The headphones will support the same gestures as the Studio Pro, with a press on the "b" button to play/pause and answer calls, a double press to skip songs, and a long press to activate Siri. Apple will also likely swap the old micro-USB port for a new USB-C port to bring the headphones in line with the rest of its products.


Apple first released the Solo 3 headphones way back in 2016, and while there have been multiple color updates, nothing else has changed since then. The Solo 4 will be the first major update to the on-ear headphones in many years.

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Top Rated Comments

LuissCM Avatar
20 weeks ago

every beats product I've owned has disappointed me
Same for me, except the Beats Fit Pro that somehow have a better fit for my ears compared to the AirPods Pro 2 ?‍♂️
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iamgalt Avatar
20 weeks ago
Apple, how about you spend some time working on Airpods Max gen 2? Just a thought. It's been almost 4 years.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
F23 Avatar
20 weeks ago
every beats product I've owned has disappointed me
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jgreg00 Avatar
20 weeks ago


With the Studio Pro headphones often being on sale for less than $200, there’s really not even a reason for these.
Studio pros are over-the-ear, Solos are on-ear. That tells you why there is a reason for these.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleCakes Avatar
20 weeks ago
Dear Apple, when are we going to see the next PowerBeats Pro?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoForumBlueGold Avatar
20 weeks ago
They should just bring back the Solo Pro... That was a true evolution of the Solo line with way better build quality (better than the Studio Pro). It looks like they're using the same design and build as the Solo 3.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)