Samsung confirms Galaxy Buds Plus are coming, teases more next week
An iOS app popped up in Apple's App Store.
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A Samsung spokesperson on Tuesday said in a statement that the company is "excited to introduce Galaxy Buds+ soon." Samsung noted that its app "will allow iOS users to enjoy an optimized sound experience, on the go."
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The iOS app's page said the new Galaxy Buds Plus app works on iPhone 7 or newer and iOS 10 or higher. It also features a picture of the earbuds as well as their charging case.
The update comes as Apple has found huge success with its own earbuds. The new AirPods Pro, which cost $249, helped Apple report record revenue and earnings in the December quarter. At the time, CEO Tim Cook said "demand for AirPods continues to be phenomenal."