Video found in iOS 14.3 beta shows potential design of AirPods Studio; AirTags pairing process shown too

Today, Apple released iOS 14.3 beta 1 to all developers. Following its release, several references to the upcoming AirTags and AirPods Studio were found, including a video showing the potential design of the AirPods Studio.

The video, discovered by Steve Moser (@SteveMoser), is a brief animation showing the pairing process for the AirTags and the AirPods Studio. Although the animation doesn’t show the design for the AirTags, it does show an icon for the unannounced AirPods Studio headphones.


This animation was found inside the files for the Find My app, which is going to have a separate section just for locating your AirTags. This section has the codename “Hawkeye.”

The design shown in the icon of the AirPods Studio is similar to the description that several leakers and reporters have shared over the past few months. AirPods Studio are expected to have a retro-like appearance with cups that swivel around. These cups will be connected to the headband through small metal arms.

Below is a concept of the AirPods Studio design based on leaks created by Jon Prosser and ConceptCreator:

AirTags and AirPods Studio have been heavily reported on for the past few months. AirTags were originally expected to be announced by Apple in March of this year, but many leakers now suspect that this release has been pushed back to 2021. 

AirPods Studio was expected to be officially announced by Apple at WWDC20 in June, but, similar to AirTags, it has reportedly been repeatedly delayed.


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