Apple Officially Announce New $149 USD Powerbeats (UPDATE)

Available March 18.

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UPDATE: Following previous leaks and early debuts on Walmart shelves, Apple’s Beats by Dre announced its newest Powerbeats earbud. Originally thought to be called the Powerbeats 4, the new product is just called Powerbeats and features a new behind the ear neckband design. As previously reported, it will also arrive with Apple’s new H1 wireless chip.

It has an improved 15-hour battery life against the 12-hour Powerbeats 3, and utilizes the Powerbeats Pro’s sweat and water resistant material. It has a power button on the left earbud, a volume rocker, and multi-function music controller on the right earbud.

The upcoming Powerbeats will be available March 18 from Beats for $149.95 USD in black, white, and red.


ORIGINAL STORY (Mar 9, 2020): Leaked images and accompanying specs have surfaced in regards to Apple‘s unannounced Powerbeats 4 earbuds. According to WinFuture, the earbuds will have an upgraded 15-hour battery life in comparison to the 2016 Powerbeats 3‘s 12 hours. Five minutes of charging will also apparently result in 60 minutes of playback.

It is also reported the earbuds will utilize Apple’s new H1 wireless chip, similar to the Powerbeats Pro. This allows for features like “Hey Siri” and “Announce Messages with ‌Siri‌.” Lastly, the unannounced Powerbeats 4 is speculated to come in black, white, and red with Bluetooth capabilities. Rumors that the new Powerbeats began to surface when icons of new Powerbeats buds appeared in iOS coding back in January. Then last month the name appeared in an FCC listing, with images the look similar to the images below.

Stay tuned as the story develops.

In other tech news, Bang & Olufsen debuts a powerful new Beosound Balance speaker.

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