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How to Reset Beats Fit Pro

Monday November 15, 2021 6:18 pm PST by
Apple's Beats-branded Beats Fit Pro have a useful reset function that returns them to their factory settings. This can come in handy if you're handing down the wireless earbuds to someone else or you're having any sort of problem with them. How to Reset Beats Fit Pro Place both earbuds in the charging case and leave the case open. Press and hold the system button inside the case for 15...

How to Use Apple's Live Listen Feature With Beats Fit Pro

Monday November 15, 2021 6:16 pm PST by
Since 2014, Apple has included a little-known feature in iOS called Live Listen that allows an iPhone or iPad to serve as a remote microphone for an MFI-compatible hearing aid. In iOS 14.3 and later, Live Listen supports Beats Fit Pro, Apple's sporty Beats-branded earphones, making it possible to use your iOS device as a directional mic and have the audio relayed to your ears. As an...

How to Use Spatial Audio on Beats Fit Pro

Monday November 15, 2021 6:12 pm PST by
Spatial audio is a sonic feature of Beats Fit Pro that adds surround sound to Apple's audio wearables. By utilizing dynamic head tracking, it brings a theater-like audio experience to the movie or video you're watching, so that it seems as if the sound is coming from all around you. Spatial audio uses the gyroscope and accelerometer in your ‌‌Beats Fit Pro‌‌ and iOS device to track...

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Apple's $149 Powerbeats Earbuds: Everything You Need to Know

Thursday February 20, 2020 11:01 am PST by
Apple's Beats brand in March 2020 unveiled the Powerbeats, a lower-cost wired version of the Powerbeats Pro and an upgrade to the Powerbeats 3. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The new Powerbeats, which are technically the Powerbeats 4 but don't have the number at the end, are pretty much identical to the Powerbeats Pro in functionality but without the wire-free...

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Beats Fit Pro Launching Globally With Pre-Orders Starting January 24

Tuesday January 11, 2022 3:00 am PST by
Apple's Beats Fit Pro fitness-focused wireless earbuds are set to launch internationally later this month, with pre-orders to start on Monday, January 24. The earbuds will be released globally on January 28, according to a tweet from Beats. Beats Fit Pro are Apple's newest Beats earbuds, featuring flexible wingtips to keep them in the ear, a charging case, silicone tips, Active Noise...
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Apple Discontinues Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker

Monday January 10, 2022 10:09 am PST by
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. The Beats Pill+ Speaker first came out in 2015, and it was priced at $230 at launch, but Apple had been selling it for...
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Apple Launching Limited-Edition 'Year of the Tiger' Beats Studio Buds

Tuesday December 28, 2021 11:14 am PST by
Apple this week unveiled limited-edition Beats Studio Buds in celebration of the Lunar New Year on February 1, 2022. The custom Beats feature a red design with gold tiger print accents on the earbuds and charging case as a tribute to the Year of the Tiger. The limited-edition Studio Buds will be available on January 1 and only in China, with pricing set at 1,099 yuan, which is the same price ...
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Apple Updates Beats Fit Pro Firmware to Version 4B65

Tuesday November 30, 2021 11:44 am PST by
Apple today released a new 4B65 firmware update for the Beats Fit Pro headphones that came out in November, updating the earbuds from the prior 4B58 firmware that was available at launch. Apple does not offer information on what's included in refreshed firmware updates for the Beats Fit Pro, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings. There's no standard way...
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Apple Announces New Limited-Edition Beats Studio Buds

Tuesday November 30, 2021 8:49 am PST by
Apple today announced new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds in collaboration with clothing store Union, in celebration of the retailer's 30th anniversary. The limited-edition Beats Studio Buds feature a red, black, and green design, which draws inspiration from the Pan-African flag and pays tribute to Union's roots as a Black-owned business, according to Apple. The charging case also...
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Limited-Edition Beats Flex Launching in Collaboration With Fragment Design

Tuesday November 16, 2021 1:55 pm PST by
Beats today announced the upcoming launch of a new collaboration with fragment design founder Hiroshi Fujiwara for a minimalist limited-edition version of the Beats Flex earbuds. The new black-on-black Beats Flex will be available starting Thursday, November 18 from Apple and SSENSE and will be priced at $69.99. Beats Flex is the current entry-level Beats earbud product, featuring two...
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Apple Discontinues Powerbeats, Beats Solo Pro, and Beats EP

Monday November 1, 2021 4:24 pm PDT by
Following the launch of the Beats Fit Pro this morning, Apple has discontinued several older Beats headphones options, including the $150 Powerbeats, the $250 Beats Solo Pro, and the $130 Beats EP on-ear headphones. These Beats headphone options were listed on Apple's online store as of yesterday, but today, attempting to visit one of the links for the products brings up a warning that the...
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Apple Discounts Beats Studio Buds, Beats Flex, and Powerbeats Pro

Monday November 1, 2021 1:38 pm PDT by
Apple is offering discounts on several of its Beats headphones options in the United States, dropping prices from $20 to $50 depending on the product. The Beats Flex, Apple's most affordable Beats headphones, are available for $50 at the current time, a discount of $20 off of the regular $70 price. Beats Flex are earbuds with a wire between them, and they come in blue, black, yellow, and...
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Beats Fit Pro Debut With a Fitness Focus, Active Noise Cancellation, and a $200 Price Tag

Monday November 1, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Following their appearance in iOS 15.1 and some celebrity leaks, Apple's Beats brand today is officially announcing Beats Fit Pro, fitness-focused wireless earbuds that include flexible wingtips to help them fit securely in the ear. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The $200 Beats Fit Pro also include all of the features you'd expect from higher-end Apple earbuds,...
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Kim Kardashian Spotted Wearing Upcoming Beats Fit Pro Earbuds

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:18 pm PDT by
Beats apparently has some new earbuds on the way, as assets bundled in the release candidate version of iOS 15.1 this week revealed upcoming "Beats Fit Pro" wireless earphones that look similar to the recently launched Beats Studio Buds but with wingtips for additional support in the ear. Rumors suggest the Beats Fit Pro should launch around November 1, but at least one celebrity has gotten...
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New Beats Fit Pro Headphones Revealed in iOS 15.1 Beta

Monday October 18, 2021 2:56 pm PDT by
Apple today unveiled third-generation AirPods with a similar design as the AirPods Pro and several new features, but those likely aren't the only new headphones launching soon, as MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has found images of unreleased Beats Fit Pro earbuds in the iOS 15.1 Release Candidate seeded earlier today. The images reveal that the Beats Fit Pro will look similar to the Beats ...
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Apple Increases Price of Beats Flex Headphones From $50 to $70

Monday September 27, 2021 4:58 pm PDT by
Apple today increased the price of its Beats Flex headphones from $49.99 to $69.99, a pricing shift that may be related to supply chain constraints that have raised the costs of components across the industry. First released last October, the Beats Flex made headlines at launch because of their low price compared to other Apple headphone options, and they have been a popular purchase option...
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Apple Reveals New Limited Edition Beats Studio3 Headphones

Monday September 27, 2021 11:00 am PDT by
Apple has unveiled limited edition Beats Studio3 headphones in partnership with A-COLD-WALL, a fashion brand by British designer Samuel Ross. The wireless headphones will be available in a slate color with a "speckled cement" finish that covers both the headphones and ear cushions. There's an ACW logo on the outside of the headband, while the inside of the headband has a clay color with more ...
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Beats Studio Buds vs. AirPods Pro

Thursday July 8, 2021 12:27 pm PDT by
Apple in June unveiled new Beats Studio Buds, which are $149 noise cancelling earbuds that are stemless and smaller than the AirPods and AirPods Pro. There are some key differences between the ‌AirPods Pro‌ and the Beats Studio Buds that make them unique for different use cases, so we thought we'd compare them in our latest YouTube video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
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Beats Studio Buds Launch Today With Apple Store Pickup Now Available

Friday June 25, 2021 8:38 am PDT by
Today marks the launch of Apple's new Beats Studio Buds wireless earbuds, with pre-orders beginning to arrive to customers and same-day pickup now available at select Apple Stores in the United States and Canada. Additional retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are also selling the earbuds, which come in white, black, and red. Priced at $149.99, the Beats Studio Buds feature a compact ...
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Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 9:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
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New Beats Studio Buds Images Spotted in Regulatory Database

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:05 pm PDT by
Additional signs of the Beats Studio Buds are continuing to pop up ahead of their release, with new images and details found in a Taiwan's NCC (National Communications Commission) database. We've already seen multiple pictures of the Beats Studio Buds, which feature a wire-free in-ear stemless design that sets them apart from prior Beats headphones and the AirPods. The database photos give...
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LeBron James Spotted Wearing Unreleased Beats Studio Buds

Wednesday May 26, 2021 3:41 pm PDT by
Apple's unreleased Beats Studio Buds were today spotted out in the wild in a set of Instagram photos shared by LeBron James. James appears to be wearing the Beats Studio Buds in white, based on the shape and design of the earbuds in his ears. It's difficult to get a good look at the Beats Studio Buds worn by James, but we've already seen several closer views of the upcoming earbuds. The...
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Upcoming Beats Studio Buds Depicted in Leaked Images

Tuesday May 25, 2021 12:53 pm PDT by
With the launch of iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6, MacRumors discovered images of new wire-free in-ear Beats-branded earbuds called the Beats Studio Buds. The Beats Studio Buds were subsequently spotted in FCC filings, and now MySmartPrice has shared leaked images of the Studio Buds, providing a clearer look at the design. Apple has released several Beats-branded wire-free headphone options, but...
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Beats Studio Buds Show Up in FCC Database

Monday May 24, 2021 8:40 am PDT by
Apple has filed the unreleased "Beats Studio Buds" in the FCC or Federal Communications Commission database under model numbers A2512 and A2513. The new filings come after the reveal of the new earbuds last week within the release candidates for iOS and tvOS 14.6. The new earbuds feature a smaller design with no stem, much in line with what we're expecting to be a similar design language for ...