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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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Apple Announces Powerbeats Pro, Launching Soon for $250

Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:09 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand today officially announced the new Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones, which, like the AirPods, are wire-free and come with a charging case, but feature up to nine hours of listening time. The Powerbeats Pro are going to cost $250, and Apple says they are coming in May. According to Apple, the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ deliver "powerful, balanced sound with dynamic range and noise...

Apple's Upcoming 'Totally Wireless' Powerbeats Pro Earphones Begin Appearing on Billboards

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:24 am PDT by
Apple has started marketing its Powerbeats Pro earphones ahead of their upcoming release with a pair of ads in Hollywood. A banner ad and nearby billboard reveal that the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ will be "totally wireless," as expected, making them the first cord-free Beats earphones like AirPods. A photo of the ad was tipped to 9to5Mac, which earlier uncovered an image of the Powerbeats Pro and their ...

Apple's New Wire-Free 'Powerbeats Pro' Pop Up in iOS 12.2

Monday March 25, 2019 1:54 pm PDT by
Last week, CNET shared a new rumor suggesting Apple is working on a pair of wire-free Powerbeats Wireless Earphones designed for workouts, similar in design to the AirPods. Today, those new earbuds, called the Powerbeats Pro, were spotted in iOS 12.2. The iOS 12.2 update, which was released following Apple's event, has an image of the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ discovered by 9to5Mac, giving us our first ...

Apple's Beats Brand to Debut New Wire-Free Powerbeats in April

Friday March 22, 2019 10:30 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand will soon release an entirely wire-free version of its Powerbeats Wireless Earphones designed for workouts, reports CNET. The updated earphones will be similar to the AirPods, in that there will be no wire between them. Apple won't be cannibalizing its own ‌AirPods‌ sales because Powerbeats are designed for working out, running, and other athletic activities that aren't...

Beats Partners With Japanese Fashion Brand Sacai for New Beaded BeatsX Headphones [Updated]

Thursday February 28, 2019 7:45 am PST by
Apple-owned Beats by Dre has partnered with Japanese luxury fashion brand Sacai to produce a new collection of BeatsX headphones. These models come with beaded cables that can be removed and customized to reflect unique patterns (via WatchGeneration). Beats won't be selling these headphones to the masses, however, and is currently planning to launch them at an exclusive pop-up shop in Paris...

Apple's Beats by Dre Brand Unveils New NBA Collection

Thursday February 14, 2019 3:08 pm PST by
Apple's Beats by Dre brand today unveiled a new NBA collection, with Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones available in six colorways representing the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Celtics. Each pair of headphones is a different color with subtle same-color logo branding for each NBA team. Get closer to your music...

Apple Offering $70 Off Beats Studio3 'Skyline' Wireless Headphones Collection

Wednesday February 13, 2019 2:36 am PST by
Apple is offering a special $70 promotional discount on its "Skyline Collection" of Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones on its online store. The Skyline Studio 3 Wireless Headphones come in Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Midnight Black, and Shadow Grey. All of the colors feature gold accents with a gold beats logo and gold band. The collection was originally launched online in October for...

Apple Offers 'New Year Special Edition' Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones in Chinese New Year Gift Guide

Friday January 4, 2019 3:03 am PST by
In addition to its Back to University promotion launched in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil today, Apple has also unveiled a pair of special edition Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones as part of its Chinese New Year gift guide. Available in Silver Wing Grey, the New Year Special Edition Beats headphones, which are currently only available in China, continue a new Apple trend of decorating...

Black Friday 2018: Best Deals on AirPods, Beats, Bluetooth and Smart Speakers

Friday November 23, 2018 7:07 am PST by
AirPods, Beats, and other headphones, as well as smart speakers like the Sonos One, make for great holiday gifts at reasonable prices. Black Friday presents an opportunity for additional savings on a variety of these products. AirPods and Other HeadphonesMicro Center is offering $10 off AirPods through Sunday, bringing their price down to $149.99 compared to Apple's regular price of $159. In-...

Apple Launches New Beats Studio 3 Wireless 'Skyline' Collection

Tuesday October 16, 2018 11:47 am PDT by
Apple this morning added a new "Skyline" collection of Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones to its online Apple Store, with a selection of new color options. The Skyline Studio 3 Wireless Headphones come in Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Midnight Black, and Shadow Grey. All of the colors feature gold accents with a gold beats logo and gold band. Studio 3 Wireless Headphones feature Apple's...

Apple Streamlines BeatsX Earphone Lineup and Drops Prices

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:28 am PDT by
Apple today revamped the BeatsX earphone lineup available from its online and retail stores, eliminating several colors and lowering the price. The BeatsX Earphones are now available from Apple in black or silver, with all other colors, including space gray, gold, white, and blue, discontinued. Apple has also removed the Black/Red Defiant BeatsX collection. Apple has also dropped the...

Apple Not Expected to Announce Any New Beats Products at Wednesday's Event

Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:06 am PDT by
For the past several months, rumors have provided a glimpse of what to expect at Apple's special event on Wednesday. Now, we may know of at least one category that won't see any stage time tomorrow. The Verge, citing a source close to the situation, reports that Apple does not plan to announce any new hardware from its Beats subsidiary at its "Gather Round" event at Steve Jobs Theater on...

Apple's Beats by Dre Brand Announces NBA Partnership

Wednesday September 5, 2018 9:48 am PDT by
Beats by Dr. Dre, Apple's well-known headphones brand, today announced a marketing and merchandising partnership with the NBA, which will make it the official headphone, wireless speaker, and audio partner of the NBA, and sister associations WNBA, NBA G League, and USA Basketball as of October 2018. Under the terms of the partnership, which will span multiple years, Beats will establish...

Apple's Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Ordered to Pay $25 Million in Royalties to Former Beats Partner

Wednesday June 27, 2018 2:56 pm PDT by
Apple's Beats Electronics division today lost a lawsuit levied against it by Steven Lamar, who had a hand in the development of the Beats brand. According to Bloomberg, a jury today decided that Lamar is entitled to $25 million due to a disputed settlement in 2007 with Beats co-founders and Apple execs Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Lamar signed over the rights to the Beats design in exchange...

Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones Get New Pop Collection of Colors

Thursday June 7, 2018 1:52 pm PDT by
Beats this week introduced a new Pop Collection of colorways for its Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones. Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless are available in Pop Magenta, Pop Violet, Pop Indigo, and Pop Blue options for $299.95 and $199.95 respectively in the United States, the same standard pricing of other colors. The overall form and features of the headphones...

Gene Munster Shares WWDC Predictions: Beats Product With Siri Integration, Improvements to AI and AR

Tuesday May 29, 2018 5:03 pm PDT by
Ahead of next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster today shared his predictions for the features and services that Apple will unveil during the event. Munster expects Apple to debut new Siri, AR, AI, and Digital Health functionality, including a Beats-branded accessory (presumably a speaker) that includes Siri integration, much like the HomePod. Some of...

Beats 'Decade Collection' Headphones Appear on Best Buy Website

Friday May 25, 2018 3:59 am PDT by
A special "Decade Collection" range of Beats Headphones are currently being promoted by online retail merchants ahead of scheduled availability on June 4. A new Beats "Decade Collection" page on the Best Buy website spotted by AppleInsider provides a thorough breakdown of the Beats By Dre 10th anniversary limited edition range, which has yet to appear in Apple's online product listings....

Apple Discounts BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless by $30 to $60

Friday February 9, 2018 5:51 am PST by
Apple has discounted its BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones by $30 to $60 for a limited time in the United States. BeatsX — regular $149.95, now $119.95 Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless — regular $199.95, now $159.95 Beats Solo3 Wireless — regular $299.95, now $239.95Apple's discount on Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones also applies to the newer "Neighborhood Collection"...

Apple Discounts BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless by $40 to $60

Friday November 17, 2017 5:11 am PST by
Apple has discounted its BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones by $40 to $60 for a limited time in the United States. BeatsX — $149.95, now $99.95 Beats Solo3 Wireless — $299.95, now $239.95 Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless — $199.95, now $159.95Apple's discount on Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones also applies to the newer "Neighborhood Collection" colors. Apple's BeatsX...

Third Man Records Reveal Exclusive New Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones Launching November 24

Thursday November 16, 2017 6:30 am PST by
Beats By Dre today unveiled an all-new black-and-yellow version of the Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, which will be exclusive to Third Man Records. The Third Man Records Limited Edition headphones will cost $329.50 -- which is $30 more expensive than other Solo3 headphones sold by Apple -- and officially go on sale Friday, November 24. The limited edition #ThirdManBeats #Solo3Wireless are ...