Leaked icon drops hints about what Apple’s rumoured over-ear headphones might look like
Apple's over-the-ear headphones have been in the works for years now and there are ample speculations about what they might look like. However, a recently leaked image might have given us the closest indication yet.
An icon spotted on the first developer beta for iOS 14.3 by 9to5Mac shows an icon for these over-ear headphones that are potentially the closest to what might be. You can take another look at the icon from a video in the Find My app in iOS 14.3 beta spotted by MacRumours' contributing writer Steve Moser.
New Pairing video in the Find My app in iOS 14.3 beta 1 with the codename Hawkeye hints at Apple Tags support and new Apple over ear headphones. pic.twitter.com/oVdCLQcaWc— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) November 12, 2020
The video shared by Moser shows a magnifying glass hovering over the icon of the headphones. As The Verge points out, the magnifying glass is also seen passing over a backpack and a suitcase which indicates Apple's another much-awaited device - the AirTags.
The fact that the video is found in the Find My app suggests that the app will help you find both the headphones and your trackers.
This new icon of the headphones spotted on iOS 14.3 is the first preview of what these might look like. Earlier this year, 9to5Mac had spotted two other icons of over-ear headphones in an earlier build of iOS 14, however, those icons were designed differently and suggested that the headphones might come in black and white.
The fact that the new icon's included in the iOs 14.3 indicates that the headphones could come in alongside that software update, however, there is no indication about when the 14.3 is expected.
Since iOS 14.3 is in beta, Apple could jolly well remove that information before the update is officially released, so the existence of the icon is not guarantee of the headphones being available soon.
However, it is not impossible that the new headphones might come in before the new software update does. The design of the AirPods Pro popped up on iOS 13.2 beta weeks before they were officially announced last year.