Apple Discontinues Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker

Apple today discontinued the Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker that's been available since 2015, removing it from the online Apple Store. Searching for the speaker brings up no results on Apple's store, and as noted by 9to5Mac, it has also been removed from the Beats website.

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The Beats Pill+ Speaker first came out in 2015, and it was priced at $230 at launch, but Apple had been selling it for $180. Apple did not update the Beats Pill+ speaker following its release, but the company did update it with new color options over the years.

The Beats Pill+ was a Bluetooth speaker able to connect to an iPhone, iPad or Mac, and it came with a Beats Pill+ companion app for pairing two speakers and playing music. It featured a 12-hour rechargeable battery, a built-in speakerphone, and an option to charge the ‌iPhone‌ and other devices.

With the discontinuation of the speaker, the Beats line now focuses solely on headphones, and there is no longer a Beats-branded speaker option nor does Apple offer a battery-powered speaker. Apple does have the HomePod mini for those who are looking for a speaker, and the ‌HomePod mini‌ is now Apple's sole available speaker following the discontinuation of the HomePod.

Top Rated Comments

Nimrad Avatar
12 months ago
Brought back as the notch on the iPhone
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Squuiid Avatar
12 months ago
They discontinued the HomePod before this piece of garbage?!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zedsdead Avatar
12 months ago
This one was an ok speaker, but honestly I was pissed they never replaced the Beats Pill XL. I sent my back because it had some potential defect, assuming they would make a replacement and it never came.

As for speakers, it is very odd to me that Apple didn't make a batch of Beats branded Airplay speakers. Seems like the obvious move given they couldn't figure out the HomePods.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
12 months ago
$230 was a bit hard to swallow. It must be bitter for people who just purchased one. Hopefully, they can take a chill before they get a little jagged.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Spec Avatar
12 months ago
Battery operated, bluetooth HomePod mini coming soon?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sir_Macs_A_Lot Avatar
12 months ago
Guess that's one pill...that was hard to swallow! (Drum Roll)


Anyone else think it's ironic that the product was called "Beats by Dre" and Dr. Dre was know for beating his women?

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Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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