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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 and Kim Kardashian Debut Beats Fit Pro in Three New Colors

Tuesday August 9, 2022 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand today is announcing a collaboration with Kim Kardashian for three new colors of Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds. The three new neutral colors will be available online at Apple.com/kim starting next Tuesday, August 16, and via select Apple Store locations and authorized resellers as of the following day. Images of the new Beats Fit Pro colors were discovered late last month,...
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Apple Working on New Beats Fit Pro Colors

Friday July 29, 2022 1:00 pm PDT by
Apple appears to be working on new Beats Fit Pro colors, according to images discovered by @Aaronp613 on Twitter. The yet-to-be released shades include Mica, Ochre, and Umbra, and they may be modeled after skin tones. Introduced in November, the Beats Fit Pro are fitness-focused earbuds with flexible wingtips that help secure them in the ear. At the current time, Beats Fit Pro come in Black, ...
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New Apple Music Student Subscribers Eligible for Free Beats Flex Earphones

Monday July 4, 2022 2:46 am PDT by
New Apple Music Student Plan subscribers can now receive a free pair of Beats Flex earphones worth $69.99. The offer, first spotted by Michael Burkhardt on Twitter, has been available since June 22 and allows first-time ‌Apple Music‌ Student Plan subscribers to order a pair of Beats Flex earphones for free after paying for the first month's subscription. After 30 days of the subscription, ...
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Beats Unveils Limited-Edition Studio Buds in Collaboration With Fashion Brand 'Daily Paper'

Wednesday May 25, 2022 7:38 am PDT by
Apple-owned Beats today introduced new limited-edition Studio Buds designed in collaboration with Amsterdam-based, African-inspired fashion brand Daily Paper. In a tweet, Beats said the custom Studio Buds are inspired by Daily Paper's spring/summer 2022 clothing collection, which celebrates hip-hop culture from the 1970s to 1990s. The earbuds have a white, black, and red color scheme with...
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Beats Studio Buds Debut in Three New Colors: Ocean Blue, Sunset Pink, and Moon Gray

Tuesday April 12, 2022 10:00 am PDT by
Last week, word surfaced that Apple's Beats brand was preparing to launch new colors of its Beats Studio Buds wireless earbuds, and today the news has become official. Starting tomorrow, Beats Studio Buds will be available from Apple in new Ocean Blue, Sunset Pink, and Moon Gray colors at the same $149.99 retail price as the original colors. For U.S. customers looking to buy from channels...
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Apple Reportedly Planning to Launch Three New Colors for Beats Studio Buds

Tuesday April 5, 2022 8:50 am PDT by
Apple is planning to launch a trio of new color options for the Beats Studio Buds, including gray, blue, and pink, according to leaker Jon Prosser. A video on Prosser's Front Page Tech YouTube channel claims that Apple is planning to deliver all-new "Moon Gray," "Ocean Blue," and "Sunset Pink" color options for the Beats Studio Buds. Since their launch in June 2021, the Beats Studio Buds...
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Apple Releases Updated Firmware for Beats Fit Pro

Tuesday March 22, 2022 11:31 am PDT by
Apple today released a new 4E64 firmware update for the Beats Fit Pro headphones that came out last November, updating the earbuds from the prior 4B65 firmware that came out at the end of November. 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 firmware brings. There's no standard ...
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Apple's Discontinued Beats Pill+ Speaker Returning With Limited-Edition Model

Wednesday March 2, 2022 5:39 am PST by
While the Beats Pill+ was discontinued a few months ago, the portable Bluetooth speaker is making a comeback with a new limited-edition model. Beats has collaborated with fashion brand Stüssy on a limited-edition Beats Pill+ speaker featuring a skull-and-bones design and the Stüssy logo. An engraved message on the top of the speaker says "the only good system is a sound system." The...
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Apple Announces Special Powerbeats Pro to Celebrate NBA's 75th Anniversary

Thursday February 17, 2022 9:13 am PST by
Apple today announced that it will be releasing limited-edition Powerbeats Pro in celebration of the NBA's 75th anniversary. Designed in collaboration with Canadian gift shop Better, the special Powerbeats Pro feature Better and NBA logos with blue and red ear tips to match. The wireless headphones will be available February 19 for $249.99 in the United States. Powerbeats Pro launched in...
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Beats Fit Pro Launch Worldwide With Similar Features as AirPods Pro

Friday January 28, 2022 3:00 am PST by
Beats Fit Pro launch worldwide today after pre-orders began earlier in the week in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and elsewhere. The wireless earbuds were first released in the United States last November. Designed with fitness and athletes in mind, the Beats Fit Pro ...
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Beats Studio Buds Gain Battery Pop-Up, Instant iCloud Pairing and More With New Firmware

Tuesday January 25, 2022 3:07 pm PST by
Apple today released a firmware update for the Beats Studio Buds, and MacRumors has since learned about several new features that were added to Apple's $150 Noise Cancelling earbuds, including instant pairing, easier access to battery status, and more control over volume. After installing the new firmware, Beats Studio Buds owners have access to instant pairing with all of the Apple devices...
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Apple Updates Beats Studio Buds Firmware

Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:07 am PST by
Apple today released a new 10M359 firmware update for the Beats Studio Buds that came out back in June. Prior to today's firmware update, the Beats Studio Buds had 9M6599 software installed. Note that this is Apple's internal numbering, and the firmware version seen in the Settings app can be different and will likely show up as 1B56 after updating. There's no standard way to upgrade the...
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Beats Fit Pro Available to Pre-Order Worldwide Starting Today

Monday January 24, 2022 5:22 am PST by
Beats Fit Pro will be available to pre-order worldwide starting today, including in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and more. First released in the United States a few months ago, Beats Fit Pro are ideal for athletes, with flexible wingtips providing a more secure fit ...
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Beats Fit Pro Launching Globally With Pre-Orders Starting January 24

Tuesday January 11, 2022 2:00 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 9:09 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 10:14 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 10:44 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 7:49 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 12:55 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 3:24 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...