Powerbeats Pro pack Apple’s newest H1 chip, offer up to nine hours of listening in between charges, and sport a sweat-resistant design that’s ideal for running, cycling, and home workouts while the gyms are closed.
Apple got approval to release a pair of “totally wireless high-performance earphones” from the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday. But the company didn’t release this product, so exactly what they’ll offer is a mystery.
That said, information buried in the FCC filing shows these will be very similar to last year’s Powerbeats Pro. They might be the successor.
Apple on Tuesday made its new Beats Powerbeats headphones official after a series of big leaks. The $149 wireless buds pack the same technology as Powerbeats Pro, including the newest H1 chip, and last up to 15 hours in between charges.
New details and a slew of images of Apple’s upcoming Powerbeats4 headphones leaked out on Monday ahead of an official launch. They all but confirm the new wireless buds will look a lot like Powerbeats Pro, and will pack the latest H1 chip for “Hey Siri” support.
The sporty buds look near identical to Powerbeats Pro, but like their predecessors, they won’t be completely wireless. They are expected to pack Apple’s newest H1 chip with hands-free “Hey Siri” support.
As of iOS 13, you can have your iPhone read out incoming iMessages through your AirPods. And this — along with their awesome sound and noise-canceling abilities — is my favorite feature of the AirPods Pro. On paper, it’s a small feature in a long list. But in everyday use, Announce Messages with Siri makes a huge difference in how I use my iPhone.