Although Apple has yet to confirm its new wireless headphones under the Beats brand, a source familiar with the matter told DailyMail.com that the tech giant is moving forward with development and has given the gamer of Los Angeles Lakers Lebron James one of the first pair.
An image of the professional basketball player in training on May 25 shows red headphones with a white Beats logo in the center.
James shared a photo gallery on Instagram on Wednesday while wearing a white pair.
The source confirmed that the wireless headphones will hit the market later this year.
The headphones will be available in black, red and white, but the official name has yet to be revealed.
An image of the professional basketball player in training on May 25 shows red headphones with a white Beats logo in the center. A source familiar with the matter told DailyMail.com that the tech giant is moving forward with the development
Apple acquired Beats Electronics in 2014 as part of a $ 3 billion deal with the company’s founders, Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine.
The tech giant has since produced a number of Beats-branded devices, but the supposed innovation will be its first truly wireless headphones.
The available Beats headphones are connected with a wire that connects the devices and wraps around the back of the user’s head.
Although Apple maintains strict control over the project, images of “Beats Studio Buds” appeared on the Federal Communications Commission website this week and were reported by MySmartPrice, which notes that it “has not. could independently verify the authenticity of these images ”the images show the real design.
The headphones, which some say will be called “Beats Studio Buds,” may be shrouded in mystery, but James revealed the secret on Tuesday during practice before tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
James shared a photo gallery on Instagram on Wednesday while wearing a white pair
Pictured is James during practice on May 25, which clearly shows a red earpiece
A close-up of James in the field showed he was wearing a red pair of new Beats wireless headphones moments before taking a photo.
A day later, the basketball player shared a number of photos of himself from a photoshoot while wearing a white pair.
MacRumors previously reported that the Beats Studio Buds will feature a paired smart charging case, as well as support for noise cancellation.
In the photo, a speculation of what the new Beats headphones might look like
Although Apple is keeping an eye on the project, images of “Beats Studio Buds” appeared on the Federal Communications Commission website this week.
Apple hasn’t officially announced the truly wireless headphones, but a source has confirmed they’ll hit the market this year. Just as industry experts predicted, the headphones will be available in black, red and white, but the official name has yet to be revealed.
Official pricing information remains unclear, but for comparison, the Powerbeats Pro regularly sell for $ 199.
When Apple bought Beats in 2014, it was widely known that James was one of the company’s investors.
Rumors had suggested the NBA star made $ 700 million from the deal, but details later revealed that James only had one percent in the business, according to Celebrity Net Worth.