17 March 2020
Apple’s Beats is reportedly working on the truly wireless version of its PowerBeats earbuds and it could launch in April. CNET’s sources claim that Beats could bring the cord-free PowerBeats wireless sports earbuds edition. Apple recently announced the AirPods 2 with wireless charging capability, H1 processor, and Hey Siri functionality, and now the Beats’ wireless earbuds are expected to use Apple’s H1 chip as well and also include always-on Siri voice support.
The Beats PowerBeats earbuds are also expected to have longer battery life than the AirPods, which have around five hours of listening time. The current PowerBeats said to offer a more secure fit than AirPods, so this can prove to be a great alternative to people who were hoping to have design improvements over the first-gen AirPods.
Beats hasn’t had announced a release since the Beats Studio3 Wireless which was updated with W1 chip in June 2018. So, it could be time to upgrade the profile with something which is an ongoing trend in the industry.
The source working close to the retail channel didn’t provide any details on the pricing to CNET. So, nothing can be assumed as of now. But for comparison, the current PowerBeats 3 Wireless costs $200, so the new earbuds shouldn’t bring any drastic change to the price.
This product is expected to come in April and in other related news, Apple is holding an event today where it’s expected to launch its new video and news service. We could also see new hardware getting unveiled and these could be the much-awaited AirPower and the iPod Touch.