Powerbeats Pro Features
They were first discovered by 9to5Mac after the release of iOS 12.2. Hidden in iOS 12.2 were animations and images that showcased Powerbeats without any sort of connecting wire. In terms of design, they’re nearly identical to previous generation, but truly wireless much like AirPods. The earphones support “Hey, Siri”, just like the second-generation AirPods.
Like AirPods and Powerbeats3, the new Pro earphones pair instantly with iPhones and pairing syncs to iCloud-connected devices including iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch without pairing on each device (you can still pair manually with Android). It also has its own Lightning-powered charging case.
Purchase Powerbeats Pro
They are available to purchase on Apple.com, in Apple Stores, Amazon, and other retailers for $249.95. They will be available in a total of 8 colors (4 new options launching June 9th). Check out our hands-on with the new 2020 colors. On June 9th, the new colors are Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue. The new colors join Black, Ivory, Navy, and Moss versions, bringing the total color count to eight options.
PowerBeats (4th generation)
The Powerbeats 4 features a slightly sleeker design, which should be more comfortable on the ear, and boast up to 15 hours of battery life.
As we expected prior to the launch, the new Powerbeats incorporates the Apple H1 chip with support for Hey Siri. The Beats logo doubles as a button that can be used to play, pause and advance through tracks similar to the double tab gesture on non-pro AirPods. The button can then be long-pressed to activate Siri.
Powerbeats now use the H1 chip that is also found in second-generation AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, and AirPods Pro, increasing battery life from 12 hours to 15 hours, while enabling ‘Hey Siri’ support. The new Powerbeats also work with Apple’s Audio Sharing feature.
The design is clearly inspired by Powerbeats Pro, using the more modern look with the main difference being the cable connecting each earbud. They are charged via a Lightning cable directly on the headphones.
- Replaces Powerbeats3 Wireless design with Powerbeats Pro redesign
- 15 hour battery compared to 12 hour battery with Powerbeats3 Wireless
- Priced at $149, $50 under $199 Powerbeats3 Wireless
- Three colors at launch: Red, White, and Black