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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 Studio Buds vs. AirPods Pro

Thursday July 8, 2021 11:27 am 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 7:38 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 8:00 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 11:05 am 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 2:41 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 11:53 am 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 7:40 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 ...
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New 'Beats Studio Buds' Revealed in iOS and tvOS 14.6

Monday May 17, 2021 11:10 am PDT by
Apple is working on new wire-free in-ear Beats-branded earbuds, according to images in the tvOS 14.6 and iOS 14.6 betas that were found by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser. The Beats Studio Buds are unlike any prior Beats headphones that Apple has released as there is no ear wrap as with the Powerbeats Pro or a wire like the Powerbeats. The Beats Studio Buds are tiny in design and are...
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Apple Introduces Limited-Edition Neon Green Beats Studio3 in Collaboration With Psychworld

Tuesday April 20, 2021 7:22 am PDT by
Apple today unveiled limited-edition Beats Studio3 in collaboration with Psychworld and singer and rapper Don Toliver. The headphones will be available on Psychworld's website starting April 22 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. "Psychworld's neon green palette brings exciting energy to the streetwear scene, and now to Beats Studio3," said Apple. "The digi-camo print makes the headphone stand out,...
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Deals: Beats Headphones Deals Abound With Up to $89 Off Powerbeats Pro, $70 Off Solo Pro, and $10 Off Beats Flex

Thursday April 15, 2021 6:49 am PDT by
Multiple deals on Beats headphones have sprouted up online today, and we're seeing a few solid discounts on Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro, and Beats Flex. These sales are available from numerous retailers, ranging from Target to Amazon, Best Buy, and Apple itself. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...
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Apple Discontinues urBeats3 After Releasing Beats Flex

Tuesday October 13, 2020 1:23 pm PDT by
Apple this morning quietly introduced new Beats Flex headphones, marking the launch of the brand's most affordable wire-free headphones to date. Beats Flex are priced at just $50, and are identical in design to the BeatsX earphones. With lower-cost Bluetooth-based Beats headphones now available, Apple has discontinued the UrBeats headphones that it previously offered under Beats branding. ...
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Apple Removes Beats Landing Page From Website Ahead of Tuesday's Launch Event [Update: Restored]

Monday October 12, 2020 3:55 am PDT by
Apple has quietly removed the "Beats by Dre" webpage from its website ahead of its Apple event on Tuesday, as it prepares to launch a new, lower-cost HomePod and AirPods Studio headphones. As noted by Apple Terminal, the landing page for Beats products can no longer be found on Apple's website. The Wayback Machine has a snapshot of the page in its original form from October 2, while the most ...
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Apple Officially Retires Beats Updater Utility in Favor of Over-the-Air Firmware Updates

Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:30 am PDT by
Apple has officially retired Beats Updater, the software utility that lets users update the firmware of their Beats Wireless headphones, earphones, and speakers. Beats Updater allows users to plug their Beats product directly into the USB port of their computer to check for firmware updates online, but with Apple's growing tendency to deliver over-the-air updates to wireless products via iOS ...
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Powerbeats Pro Leaked in Four New Colors, Release Expected in Early June

Wednesday May 20, 2020 7:23 am PDT by
Last week, it was rumored that Apple plans to make its Powerbeats Pro available in four new colors, including Glacier Blue, Cloud Pink, Spring Yellow, and Lava Red. Now, official marketing images have surfaced on German website WinFuture, which notes that the new colors should be released in early June with the same $249.95 pricing. No other changes are expected, beyond the possibility of some...
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Apple Music Chief Oliver Schusser Adding Beats Hardware to His Responsibilities

Friday April 17, 2020 12:16 pm PDT by
Beats president Luke Wood is stepping down at the end of this month, and Apple Music chief Oliver Schusser will be adding oversight of Beats hardware to his responsibilities, according to CNET. Apple has not publicly announced the upcoming change, but Apple's services chief Eddy Cue recently sent an email to Apple employees confirming it. Cue noted in his email that the transition has been...
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New Powerbeats With H1 Chip and Up to 15 Hours of Battery Life Now Available

Wednesday March 18, 2020 5:00 am PDT by
Announced earlier this week, Apple's new Powerbeats are now available through its online store for $149.95 in black, white, and red. The new Powerbeats feature the same Apple-designed H1 chip as the Powerbeats Pro, second-generation AirPods, and AirPods Pro, enabling hands-free "Hey Siri" voice commands and faster pairing with iOS devices. The new Powerbeats also have up to 15 hours of...
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Powerbeats4 Leaked, Expected to Feature H1 Chip With 'Hey Siri' Support and More

Monday March 9, 2020 4:58 am PDT by
German blog WinFuture.de today shared what it claims are "official" marketing photos of the rumored Powerbeats4 earphones, which will apparently be offered in white, black, and red color options. In line with Apple's recent FCC filing, the Powerbeats4 are expected to have a more curved design that is similar to the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌, with the same angled in-ear fit and wraparound...
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Apple's Rumored Powerbeats4 Receive FCC Approval

Thursday February 27, 2020 6:25 am PST by
Apple today received FCC approval for a pair of wireless earphones with model number A2015, described as "Power Beats Wireless" in the regulatory documents. These are likely the rumored "Powerbeats4" earphones with "Hey Siri" support that MacRumors uncovered images of in iOS 13.3.1 code last month. Powerbeats4 mockup by MacRumors contributor Ryan Barrieau "Powerbeats4" should be an upgraded...
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Some urBeats3 Customers May Have Been Denied Service Due to Serial Number Error

Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:54 am PST by
Some urbeats3 devices may have incorrect serial numbers that could lead to service being denied, according to information provided to Apple Authorized Service Providers. Apple has informed AASPs that a "limited number" of urbeats3 were released with an incorrect serial number that results in an error when looking them up in the repair database.A limited number of urBeats3 devices have the...
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iOS 13.3.1 Includes Images Featuring Upcoming Powerbeats 4 Earphones

Tuesday January 28, 2020 10:29 am PST by
Signs of new Powerbeats 4 wireless earphones were found in the iOS 13.3 beta back in December, and in today's iOS 13.3.1 software release, there are a few icons that depict the design of the new earbuds. Based on the artwork in the update, the Powerbeats 4 will feature a design that's a cross between the current Powerbeats3 earbuds and the Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds. The Powerbeats 4 ...