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How to Reset Beats Pill (2024)

Thursday June 27, 2024 1:53 am PDT by
Apple's latest Beats-branded Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker has a useful reset function that returns the speaker to its factory settings. It can come in handy if you're having sound, Bluetooth, or charging issues with your speakers, or any other problem with them. How to Reset Beats Pill To reset your Beats Pill and keep your settings: Press and hold the system button for at least 10...

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 Pill Bluetooth Speaker Makes a Comeback With Improved Sound, Water Resistance, and a Lower Price Tag

Tuesday June 25, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
Launched in 2012 before Beats was acquired by Apple, the original Beats Pill shook up the portable Bluetooth speaker category with fun colors and well-regarded sound quality. The speaker got an upgrade in 2015 with the launch of the Pill+ under Apple's ownership, but over time it appeared to become an afterthought for Beats compared to headphones and earphones, and the Pill+ was eventually discont...
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Beats Solo Buds Available at Select Apple Stores Starting Today

Thursday June 20, 2024 6:21 am PDT by
The new Beats Solo Buds wireless earbuds are available to purchase at select Apple retail stores and authorized resellers around the world starting today. Beats Solo Buds feature a more affordable $79.99 price in the U.S., up to 18 hours of battery life, and a compact USB-C carrying case. However, they lack active noise cancellation, and the carrying case does not have a built-in battery....
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Beats Solo Buds Now Available to Order: 18-Hour Battery and a Tiny Case for $79.99

Tuesday June 18, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
Following their announcement back in late April, the new Beats Solo Buds earbuds are now available to order ahead of their launch later this week. Priced at $79.99, the Solo Buds offer 18 hours of battery life right in the buds themselves and come in the smallest case ever for a Beats earphone product. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We've had a chance to spend a...
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Apple Teases June 25 Beats Pill Unveiling

Monday June 17, 2024 3:27 pm PDT by
Apple appears to be planning to unveil its new Beats Pill speaker on Tuesday, June 25, according to a teaser shared on social media site X (formerly Twitter) today. The Beats by Dre account posted a short video starring LeBron James and featuring the Beats Pill speaker, with the text "6/25," which seemingly hints at the debut date of the device. Signs of a new Beats Pill speaker first...
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Beats Solo Buds Unboxed, Available to Order Starting Next Week

Friday June 14, 2024 1:03 pm PDT by
Apple today shared a Beats Solo Buds unboxing video on YouTube, providing a closer look at the wireless earbuds before they launch next week. Priced at $79.99, the Beats Solo Buds feature up to 18 hours of battery life, a USB-C carrying case, and Find My support on both iOS and Android. However, they lack active noise cancellation, and the carrying case does not have a built-in battery and...
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Beats Solo Buds Available to Order June 18, Launching June 20

Wednesday May 29, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
Following a late April announcement, the upcoming Beats Solo Buds will be available to order starting Tuesday, June 18, with a launch coming two days later on Thursday, June 20. Priced at $79.99, Beats Solo Buds deliver 18 hours of battery life and come in the smallest case ever designed for Beats earbuds. The case does not contain its own battery, and an external power source must be...
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New Beats Pill Speaker Listed on Apple's Regulatory Website as Launch Approaches

Tuesday May 28, 2024 5:58 am PDT by
After appearing alongside athletes and celebrities, in iOS 17.5 code, and in the FCC database over the past month or so, a next-generation Beats Pill speaker has now been listed on Apple's regulatory compliance website for Europe. The new Beats Pill speaker The original Beats Pill was a wireless Bluetooth speaker introduced in 2012, prior to Apple's acquisition of Beats. The speaker received...
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New Beats Pill Speaker Spotted in Another Database as Launch Nears

Friday May 24, 2024 7:33 am PDT by
Another regulatory agency has approved Apple's new version of the Beats Pill speaker ahead of its official announcement (via 91mobiles). Following its recent appearance in the United States FCC database, the upcoming Beats Pill speaker has now been spotted on Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) website. The device, carrying the model number A3211, matches the specifications...
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New Beats Pill Appears in FCC Database Ahead of Launch

Tuesday May 21, 2024 10:48 am PDT by
Multiple celebrities have been spotted with a new version of the Beats Pill speaker, and today the device showed up in an FCC database, suggesting that we're getting closer to a potential launch. FCC filings typically happen just weeks ahead of when a product launches, so we could see this new Beats Pill speaker sometime in June. Apple plans to launch Solo Buds earphones in June, so the Pill ...
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New Beats Pill Spotted in iOS 17.5 Beta

Tuesday May 7, 2024 10:58 am PDT by
Images of a new version of the Beats Pill speaker are in the iOS 17.5 beta, giving us our first clear look at the device that's been spotted with a number of sports stars. We don't know much about the new speaker, but it has the same pill-shaped design as other Pill speakers, and it has a lanyard that we have not seen on prior models. iOS 17.5 adds support for an upcoming Beats Pill! pic ...
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Unreleased Beats Pill Speaker Teased by F1 Driver Daniel Ricciardo

Thursday May 2, 2024 12:41 pm PDT by
Following this past weekend's sighting of NBA superstar LeBron James carrying an unreleased Beats speaker reminiscent of the former Beats Pill, F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has also been seen teasing the unreleased speaker at this week's Grand Prix stop in Miami. Details on the unreleased speaker remain unknown, but it features a similar pill-shaped design to the rest of the Pill family and...
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Beats Solo Buds Launching in June With 18-Hour Battery Life and a Tiny Case for $79.99

Tuesday April 30, 2024 7:01 am PDT by
Alongside the new Beats Solo 4 headphones, Apple's Beats brand is announcing an all-new entry-level model of earbuds, Beats Solo Buds. Priced at $79.99 and shipping in June, Beats Solo Buds deliver 18 hours of battery life and come in the smallest case ever designed for Beats earbuds. Beats Solo Buds feature a custom-built acoustic architecture and an ergonomic design with four ear tip size...
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Beats Solo 4 Headphones Debut With Improved Acoustics, Longer Battery Life, and More

Tuesday April 30, 2024 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand today is announcing an update to its most popular line of headphones with the new Beats Solo 4. The on-ear headphones have been re-engineered inside and out to deliver upgraded performance and fit while featuring even longer battery life compared to the previous generation. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. On the acoustic front, Beats Solo 4...
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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 stussy.com 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...