A pair of model numbers recently discovered in several international regulatory documents has hinted at a new generation Beats helmet, but new informationon suggests that the device may in fact be linked to an existing product that is already in circulation.
It is likely that the recently discovered models with updated numbering are largely similar to Apple’s current Powerbeats Pro.
In April, the FCC approved what appeared to be new Apple headset models, A2453 and A2454, suggesting that an update to Powerbeats Pro was underway. Similar filings have been approved in Malaysia and South Korea.
However, new evidence suggests that the model numbers refer to a minor internal update that will be launched – or has been launched – without announcement. Specifically, Apple’s EU declarations of conformity list model numbers A2453 / A2454 as current products.
Their list on Apple’s web page indicates that the company considers the new model numbers – which refer individually to the right and left earphones – as a current generation product. In addition, the illustrations provided with the previous filings reveal an unchanged Powerbeats Pro design, the only modification being the change to A2453 and A2454 on the labels of the regulatory declarations of the units.
MacRumors announced Thursday that it has changed Apple’s regulatory database.
Although the changes introduced by the new models are currently unknown, it is likely that there will be no major specification updates intended for the public.