Powerbeats 4 Coming Soon for $149

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Beats made it official: New Powerbeats 4 headphones are coming soon for US$149 with an increase in battery life and the H1 chip.

Beats Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

· Charlotte Henry · News

Beats by Dr. Dre announced the appointment of Chris Thorne, formerly of EA, The Honest. Co and Forward to lead its global marketing efforts.

Preorder PowerBeats Pro in U.S. and Canada

· Andrew Orr · News

Starting today you can preorder PowerBeats Pro in the United States and Canada. But the shipping date is quickly getting pushed further.

Wireless PowerBeats Could Arrive in April

· Andrew Orr · News

New speculation suggests we might see wireless PowerBeats next month. These would be true wireless without a connecting cord.

The Mystery of the Beats AirPlay 2 Speaker

· Andrew Orr · Link

Zac Hall reminds us that right before Apple announced the HomePod, Craig Federighi showed a slide of speakers that would support AirPlay 2. But where is the Beats AirPlay 2 speaker? It’s been two years and we haven’t seen it.

A Beats AirPlay 2 speaker would still need Wi-Fi though. Wi-Fi would be new to the current Beats lineup, but it wouldn’t be the first Bluetooth + Wi-Fi combo AirPlay 2 speaker. Libratone’s versatile Zipp speaker retroactively added AirPlay 2 support to its existing portable Wi-Fi + Bluetooth speakers last year.

Apple's Black Friday Is Here and Mostly Ho-Hum

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple Black Friday Event 2018

Apple has never been big on sales, but there’s something about making everything but the newest models eligible for gift cards extra insulting.

Apple Celebrates Mickey Mouse's 90 Anniversary with Limited Edition Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

It’s the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, so Apple and Disney teamed up for a limited edition version of the Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones showing off the iconic mouse. The headphones include a gray felt case with Beats and Mickey emblems, a special 90th anniversary Mickey pin, a decal, and of course Mickey is printed on the headphones, too. You can pick up the 90th anniversary Mickey Mouse Beats headphones for US$329.95.

Apple Celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 90 Anniversary with Limited Edition Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones

Apple's Wearables Revenue Up 60% in Q3 2018

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple’s wearables business, which includes Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones, is rising quickly with a 60% revenue increase year over year.

Apple Headphones, Samsung's AR Emoji - TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-26

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a report that Apple is making its own branded over-the-ear headphones, plus they react to Samsung’s AR Emoji feature on the Galaxy S9 smartphone.

Apple Launches Back to School Promo in Europe with Free Beats Headphones

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple launched its annual back to school promo in Europe, offering students and teachers a pair of free Beats headphones with the purchase of a new Mac or iPad Pro. Customers can choose between Beats Solo3, BeatsX, or Powerbeats3 models. The offer is on top of the discounted pricing on the Mac or iPad Pro available to students and teachers through Apple’s education store. Current pricing includes discounts up to £270 on a new Mac, and up to £59 on a new iPad in the UK. In Euro countries, students and teachers can save €328 on new Mac, and up to €68 on a new iPad Pro. The offer mirrors the U.S. back-to-school promo launched in July.

Apple Launches Back to School Promo in Europe with Free Beats Headphones

Apple Watch, AirPods, Beats Sales Hit Fortune 500 Level

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones sales at Fortune 500 level

Apple Watch sales, along with AirPods and Beats headphones have hit Fortune 500 level, which means they’re bringing in over US$5 billion to Apple’s “other products” category. Company CEO Tim Cook shared that detail during the company’s second fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

Judge Rejects Monster's Claims in Beats Lawsuit

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Monster Cable founder Noel Lee got a double-dose of disappointment: first, he missed out on a big cash win when Apple bought Beats, and now his lawsuit alleging the headphone maker scammed him out of that deal is on the rocks. The judge overseeing the case tossed out his claims only days before the scheduled trial which is now focused on whether Monster should have to pay Beats’ legal expenses.