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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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'Powerbeats4' With 'Hey Siri' Support Referenced in iOS 13.3 Code

Wednesday December 11, 2019 7:28 am PST by
Apple appears to be working on new "Powerbeats4" wireless earphones to replace the existing Powerbeats3, based on strings in iOS 13.3 code uncovered by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser. Powerbeats3 9to5Mac was first to discover the Powerbeats4 reference, noting that the earphones will likely support hands-free "Hey Siri." This means the Powerbeats4 will likely have an Apple-designed H1 chip...
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Apple Releases Beats Studio3 and BeatsX in New Colors, Adds New Lightning to 3.5mm Cable

Friday October 18, 2019 10:49 am PDT by
Apple this week introduced Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones in a new Camo Collection, available in either Forest Green or Sand Dune. The Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones in the Camo Collection are identical to prior Beats Studio3 headphones with Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling Technology, a built-in Apple-designed W1 chip, fast charging functionality, up to 22 hours battery life, and a $349...
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Hands-On With Apple's New Beats Solo Pro Headphones

Thursday October 17, 2019 1:59 pm PDT by
On Tuesday, Apple's Beats brand introduced the new Beats Solo Pro headphones, the company's first on-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. The new $300 headphones don't launch until October 30, but we've already had a chance to test them out so check out our video below for our early impressions. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Starting with the unboxing...
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Apple Introduces $300 Beats Solo Pro Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Fold-to-Power, and More

Tuesday October 15, 2019 7:20 am PDT by
Apple-owned Beats today introduced the Beats Solo Pro, its first on-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. Like the over-ear Beats Studio3 headphones, the Solo Pro feature proprietary Beats noise cancelling technology known as Pure ANC, but with updated tuning to accommodate the on-ear form factor. Apple says Pure ANC uses advanced algorithms to continuously monitor and adjust to the ...
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Apple Debuts New $29 AppleCare+ Plan for AirPods and Beats

Tuesday September 10, 2019 10:25 pm PDT by
Alongside new iPhones, Apple Watch models, and an updated iPad, Apple today released a new $29 AppleCare+ plan that's designed specifically for headphones like AirPods and Beats devices. AppleCare+ extends the warranty of ‌AirPods‌, Beats earphones, and Beats headphones to two years from the date of purchase (up from one year) and includes two incidents of accidental damage coverage for a $29...
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Powerbeats Pro Now Available to Order in Over 20 Additional Countries

Friday July 12, 2019 5:00 am PDT by
Apple today began accepting Powerbeats Pro orders in over 20 additional countries, including many in Europe. The rollout includes Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab...
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Powerbeats Pro Launch Postponed Until July in Many Countries

Wednesday June 12, 2019 5:12 am PDT by
Apple-owned Beats has delayed the launch of its totally wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones in select European and Asian countries. Powerbeats Pro orders will now begin in July in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan, according to fine print on the Beats website. The headphones were initially...
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Apple's Beats Brand Launches New 'Beats Club Collection' Solo3 Wireless Headphones

Monday June 10, 2019 9:56 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand today launched a collection of new Solo3 Wireless Headphones in a range of bright color combinations, including yellow and blue, white and red, red and blue, and navy and white. The new headphones are priced at $199.95 like other Solo3 Wireless models, and with their launch, Beats has discontinued all other available Solo3 headphones with the exception of the special...
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Powerbeats Pro Orders Begin Later This Month in UK, Germany, and France, More Countries to Follow in June

Monday May 13, 2019 9:10 am PDT by
Apple's totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earphones became available to pre-order May 3 in the United States and Canada, with the first deliveries to customers beginning last Friday. The earphones are initially available in black only, with ivory, moss, and navy colors set to become available this summer. While the black ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ remain listed as "coming soon" on Apple's online store...
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Powerbeats Pro Now Available to Pre-Order in U.S. and Canada

Friday May 3, 2019 7:30 am PDT by
Powerbeats Pro are now available to pre-order from Apple.com and the Apple Store app in the United States and Canada. ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ are Apple's first totally wireless Beats earphones, equipped with the same H1 chip as the second-generation AirPods for hands-free "Hey Siri" and faster connection speeds between the iPhone, Apple Watch, and other devices. Like the Powerbeats3, the ‌Powerbe...
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Powerbeats Pro Pre-Orders to Begin May 3 Ahead of May 10 Launch

Monday April 29, 2019 5:02 am PDT by
The all-new Powerbeats Pro will be available to pre-order from Apple.com starting Friday, May 3 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States and Canada, followed by in-store availability starting Friday, May 10, according to 9to5Mac. Powerbeats Pro are essentially sportier AirPods, complete with a totally wireless design and Apple's new H1 chip for hands-free "Hey Siri" control. Like the...
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Beats President Luke Wood: Powerbeats Pro is 'Culmination of the Full Integration' of Apple and Beats

Monday April 22, 2019 8:59 am PDT by
In a recent interview with TechRadar, Beats president Luke Wood discussed how the company has changed under Apple's leadership, and the upcoming Powerbeats Pro headphones. The new ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ According to Wood, the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ is "the culmination of the full integration of [Beats and Apple] working together from a technological standpoint." The company even took into consideration...
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Apple Promotes Powerbeats Pro in New Video Featuring Famous Athletes

Monday April 15, 2019 9:33 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand today shared a new video designed to promote Powerbeats Pro, Apple's upcoming wire-free earbuds that are similar to the AirPods, but designed with fitness and sports in mind. The video features multiple famous athletes and a brand new single, "Saw Lightning," from Beck. Beck's new song was released today alongside the ad and is available on Apple Music. The video was...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...