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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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LeBron James Spotted With Unreleased Beats Pill Speaker

Saturday April 20, 2024 4:26 pm PDT by
Ahead of tonight's NBA playoff game, the Los Angeles Lakers posted an Instagram reel showing superstar LeBron James arriving at Ball Arena in Denver carrying what appears to be an unreleased version of the Pill speaker from Apple's Beats brand. The original Beats Pill was a wireless Bluetooth speaker introduced in 2012 prior to Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics. It received a few...
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New Beats Solo 4 to Feature Improved Sound, USB-C

Tuesday April 2, 2024 1:48 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to release a new version of the Beats Solo 4 headphones, and hints of the refresh have been seen in both iOS updates and FCC filings in recent weeks. We've already seen the design and some of the features, with rumors pointing to support for Spatial Audio, but the headphones' full specs were today shared by 9to5Mac ahead of launch. The Beats Solo 4 will feature longer...
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New Beats Solo 4 Headphones Show Up in FCC Database as Launch Approaches

Tuesday April 2, 2024 9:41 am PDT by
Apple is working on a new version of the popular Beats Solo on-ear headphones, and it looks like we are getting closer to a potential launch date. FCC documents for the Beats Solo 4 headphones were found today, and that typically happens in the weeks ahead of a debut. Signs of the Beats Solo 4 were first spotted in late February, with images found in the iOS 17.4 beta. The headphones look...
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Beats Partners With Alo Yoga for Latest Beats Fit Pro Collaboration

Tuesday April 2, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand is known for participating in collaborations with various designers and others for special editions of Beats earphones and headphones, and the latest partnership is with luxury activewear brand Alo Yoga for a unique version of Beats Fit Pro. The Beats x Alo Special Edition Beats Fit Pro come in a standard matte black color but with pearlized Beats "b" logos on both...
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Apple Working on Beats Solo 4 Headphones

Tuesday February 27, 2024 10:23 am PST by
Apple is working on an updated version of its popular Beats Solo on-ear headphones, according to code located in the iOS 17.4 release candidate that Apple put out today. MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris found several references to the Beats Solo 4 headphones, including images. The Beats Solo 4 look similar to the Solo 3 headphones, but have design tweaks that bring them in line with the...
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Beats Partners With Major League Soccer on New Marketing Campaign

Monday February 19, 2024 9:39 am PST by
Apple's partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) is expanding with a new agreement that will see Apple's Beats brand become the official consumer audio products partner of MLS. As part of the partnership, Beats will produce exclusive custom headphones for eight MLS clubs, with additional clubs to follow. The eight clubs that will initially receive custom Beats headphones include Atlanta...
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Apple Unveils New Limited-Edition Beats Studio Pro

Tuesday December 12, 2023 5:44 am PST by
Apple-owned Beats has unveiled new limited-edition Beats Studio Pro in collaboration with streetwear brand Stüssy. In the U.S., the headphones will be available on for $349.99 starting this Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The headphones feature beige ear cups and a black headband with Stüssy branding. Hypebeast says the design was inspired by 1990s personal...
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Apple Releases New Firmware for Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro

Tuesday November 7, 2023 12:27 pm PST by
Apple today released new firmware for the Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro earbuds. The Beats Fit Pro and ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ can now be updated to firmware version 6B27, up from the prior 5B66 firmware that came out in May. Apple does not provide details on what's included in firmware updates for the Beats Fit Pro and ‌Powerbeats Pro‌, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the...
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Beats Teams Up With EA SPORTS FC for New Ad Campaign and Exclusive Game Benefits

Friday October 27, 2023 8:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand is announcing a new collaboration today with EA SPORTS FC and star footballer Erling Haaland, which involves a new ad and multiple in-game Beats integrations for EA SPORTS FC 24. The new ad featuring Haaland was built using EA's Frostbite game engine to remix scenes of Haaland from the recent Beats ad "The King & The Viking" featuring Haaland and NBA legend LeBron James. ...
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Apple's Old Beats Solo3 Headphones Available in Gold and Silver Again

Wednesday October 4, 2023 8:52 am PDT by
Apple this week began selling the seven-year-old Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones in Gold and Silver color options again for $199.95 on its online store. The headphones also remain available in Black, Rose Gold, and (PRODUCT)RED. Apple previously offered the Beats Solo3 in Satin Gold and Satin Silver, but the colors had been discontinued in late 2020. Released in 2016, the Beats...
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Apple Now Accepting Orders for Beats Studio Buds+ in Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink

Wednesday September 6, 2023 7:32 am PDT by
Apple today began accepting orders for Beats Studio Buds+ in new Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink color options that were announced last month. There are no other changes to the earbuds, and they remain priced at $169.99 in the United States. The original Transparent, Ivory, and Black color options that launched in May remain available. Beats Studio Buds+ are essentially a sportier alternative...
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Beats Studio Buds + Debut in New Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink Colors

Tuesday August 22, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand is announcing two new metallic colors of the Beats Studio Buds + today in collaboration with nail brand Olive & June. The new Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink colors will be available starting Thursday, September 7. Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink expand upon the Transparent, Ivory, and Black options that were included in the initial debut back in May. The launch saw Beats'...
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Beats Studio Pro Expands to 20+ Additional Countries

Wednesday August 9, 2023 9:20 am PDT by
Apple's new Beats Studio Pro over-ear headphones are now available for purchase in more than 20 additional countries following their July 19 launch in the United States, Canada, France, and Germany. According to Beats, the headphones are for sale in Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Saudi...
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Beats Studio Pro Debut With Improved Sound Quality, Spatial Audio, USB-C, and More

Wednesday July 19, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
Beats is introducing an updated version of its Studio over-ear headphones today, with the fourth-generation models dubbed Beats Studio Pro. The $350 headphones come 15 years after Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine debuted the original Studio headphones that launched the Beats brand into prominence. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Beats has maintained the iconic look of the...
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Apple Releases New Firmware for Beats Studio Buds

Tuesday July 11, 2023 12:43 pm PDT by
Apple today released a new firmware update for the Beats Studio Buds earbuds, updating the firmware to 10M4372. The prior update, released in November, was 10M2155. Apple does not provide information on what's included in firmware updates for its Beats earbuds, so we are not sure what improvements or bug fixes the new software brings. There's no standard way to upgrade the ‌Beats‌‌...
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Limited-Edition Beats Fit Pro in Collaboration With Fragment Design Now Available

Monday July 10, 2023 2:43 am PDT by
Beats has collaborated for a third time with fragment design founder Hiroshi Fujiwara for a monochromatic limited-edition version of Beats Fit Pro earbuds. The two new white and black pairs of Beats Fit Pro are available now from Apple, SSENSE, END, and more, and are priced at $199.99. First released in November 2021, the Beats Fit Pro feature flexible wingtips for a more secure fit in...
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Apple's New Beats Studio Pro Expected to Launch in July With USB-C, Improved Sound, and More

Wednesday June 28, 2023 8:16 am PDT by
Apple is planning to release new Beats Studio Pro wireless over-ear headphones on July 19, according to details shared by Myke Hurley on the Apple-related podcast "Connected" last week (via Reddit). Hurley said he obtained the details from an anonymous source who previously shared accurate details about the Beats Studio Buds+ earbuds. Hurley's source claimed that the Studio Pro will be...
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Apple's Beats Studio Pro Headphones Listed in FCC Database Ahead of Launch

Tuesday June 20, 2023 10:55 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming Beats Studio Pro headphones today showed up in FCC filings, which means we are getting closer to a potential launch date. Apple has not yet acknowledged the Beats Studio Pro headphones, but they were spotted in the macOS Ventura 13.4 update back in May. The headphones feature an A2924 model number and an ID of BeatsStudioPro1,1. The Beats Studio Pro will be a new version of...
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Apple Launches Beats Studio Buds+ With Transparent Design in More Countries

Friday June 16, 2023 6:50 am PDT by
Apple this week began selling its new Beats Studio Buds+ in the UK and most other countries, with the exceptions of Brazil, Mexico, and Taiwan, where the earbuds will be available starting mid-August. The earbuds first launched in the U.S. in May. Key new features of the Studio Buds+ include a transparent design option similar to the Nothing Ear (2) earbuds, up to 36 hours of battery life...
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Beats Studio Buds + Deliver Improved Performance and a Transparent Design Option for $169.99

Wednesday May 17, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
After nearly two months of leaks, the Beats Studio Buds + earphones are now official, with the audio brand from Apple revealing improved performance and some new color choices compared to the original Beats Studio Buds, including an eye-catching Transparent option. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $169.99, a $20 increase over the original model, the Beats...