Powerbeats Pro Overview Updated November 17, 2020

Powerbeats Pro

Prepare for your biggest moments with Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones.

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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.

Read our review and watch our hands-on video walkthrough for more details.

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


They can be purchased from Apple, Amazon, or Best Buy.

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Powerbeats Stories November 17, 2020

Beats is out with a new variant of its popular Powerbeats headphones today in an all-new glow-in-the-dark design. The new Powerbeats were designed in collaboration with the lifestyle brand AMBUSH, making this release the first official collaboration between AMBUSH and Beats, and the first glow-in-the-dark Beats product.

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Powerbeats Stories August 28, 2020

Powerbeats 2 owners are in line for a payout after Apple agreed to pay $9.75M to settle a class action lawsuit.

The lawsuit claimed that Apple misrepresented both the battery life and the sweat resistance of the wireless in-ear headphones …

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Powerbeats Stories May 29, 2020

New to Powerbeats Pro or planning to buy the new totally wireless Beats? The newest Beats earphones are all-new, delivering Apple AirPods features and improvements to original Beats Powerbeats design. Read on to learn how to master the brand new Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones.

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Powerbeats Stories March 18, 2020

As part of its spring product releases today, Apple has debuted a new color palette for its accessories like Apple Watch bands, silicone and leather iPhone cases, and iPad cases.

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Powerbeats Stories March 16, 2020

Apple appears to be winding down sales of Powerbeats3, as stock starts to dwindle on Apple.com (some colors still available as of publishing). So if for some reason you want the outdated model, act quickly.

However, almost everyone should instead be looking forward to the new Powerbeats that were officially announced today, which come with more battery life and a cheaper starting price. Beats has set up a new page on its website that is dedicated to the Powerbeats range, which highlights all of the new features and compares to the more premium Powerbeats Pro models.

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‘Powerbeats4’ wireless earphones from Beats have been popping up all over the internet and even in retail stores over the last few days. Today Apple’s Beats brand is making it official: the all-new Powerbeats wireless earphones are replacing Powerbeats3 Wireless for a fraction of the price.

The new Powerbeats earphones are heavily inspired by the totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earphones (reviewed). They also use the same chip as Apple’s second-gen AirPods and newly released AirPods Pro earphones.

Here’s what you need to know about the all-new Powerbeats wireless earphones now that they’re officially announced:

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