Apple Releases New Firmware for Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro

Apple today released new firmware updates for the Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro. The Beats Fit Pro and ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ now feature firmware version 5B66, up from the prior 5B55 firmware that came out in November 2022.

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Apple does not offer information on what's included in refreshed firmware updates for the Beats Fit Pro and ‌Powerbeats Pro‌, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the firmware brings.

There's no standard way to upgrade the ‌Beats‌‌ software, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the earbuds are connected to an iOS device. Putting the Beats‌‌‌‌‌ in the case, connecting them to a power source, and then pairing them‌‌‌‌‌ to an iPhone or an iPad should force the update after a short period of time.

If we find notable changes after the firmware update is installed, we'll share details, but the software likely includes performance improvements and bug fixes rather than outward-facing changes.

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baconlover4 Avatar
11 months ago
@MacRumors, any rumors on when/if a new version of the powerbeats pro is in the works? It has been a few years since these have been updated and seem like a candidate product for select AirPods or AirPod pro features to trickle in to.

I love my Powerbeats pro and would consider upgrading them if they got new features. I can’t do AirPods unfortunately because they wouldn’t stay fit in my ear.
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supergt Avatar
11 months ago
Let me guess: Bug fixes and other improvements
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CaptMarvel Avatar
11 months ago

@MacRumors, any rumors on when/if a new version of the powerbeats pro is in the works? It has been a few years since these have been updated and seem like a candidate product for select AirPods or AirPod pro features to trickle in to.

I love my Powerbeats pro and would consider upgrading them if they got new features. I can’t do AirPods unfortunately because they wouldn’t stay fit in my ear.
Do you have the Beats Fit Pro or are hesitant to try them due to your admiration for the Powerbeats Pro?

The wingtip is a game changer for keeping the Beats Fit Pro in your ears if that is your number one concern.

The only time I use my Powerbeats Pro now is if I accidentally forget my Beats Fits Pro or if I’m on a rain run and it’s a constant steady/heavy rain.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
duervo Avatar
11 months ago

There's no standard way to upgrade the ‌Beats‌‌ software, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the earbuds are connected to an iOS device. Putting the Beats‌‌‌‌‌ in the case, connecting them to a power source, and then pairing them‌‌‌‌‌ to an iPhone or an iPad should force the update after a short period of time.
Not entirely correct. You can update the firmware by using the Beats App for Android.

When an update is released, a semi-transparent “Update” button appears on top of the product photo of the affected Beats in the app.

You can also view Release Notes for the update. Release Notes for this update simply says, “Feature Enhancements.”



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CostaMoses Avatar
11 months ago
Same as most others here. Love everything about the beats fit pro's except for the case. Airpods and aipods pro dont stay in my ears, but these fit perfectly.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TechRemarker Avatar
11 months ago

@MacRumors, any rumors on when/if a new version of the powerbeats pro is in the works? It has been a few years since these have been updated and seem like a candidate product for select AirPods or AirPod pro features to trickle in to.

I love my Powerbeats pro and would consider upgrading them if they got new features. I can’t do AirPods unfortunately because they wouldn’t stay fit in my ear.
Every year I hope for new ones as hate that they still are not usb-c, and that poor case design that results in so often them not charging unless you bend them a certain way when there so the contacts hit properly when the case is closed. Updated chips and some sort of noise cancellation as I've tried every other in ear apple airpod / beats products and all fall out and LOVE music so much so the Powerbeats Pro are my only options. Have tried over ears but they get very uncomfortable and heavy and no option for just one side on.

Alas, the other ones are all so popular and for the vast majority stay in peoples ears, so think Apple is waiting as long as possible to upgrade, presumably once they are forced by the EU to have USB-C.
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