After they were spotted on the shelves of a Walmart store, just yesterday, there wasn’t much to go for: the launch of the new headphones Powerbeats it was really imminent.
And the news is very good indeed: as seen in the store, they now cost $ 150 – $ 50 less than the Powerbeats3 Wireless they are replacing.
The new Powerbeats (which will not be called “Powerbeats4”) incorporate Apple’s H1 chip, increasing its autonomy from 12 to 15 hours (with 1.5 hours of autonomy after only 5 minutes of recharge), in addition to adding support for “What’s up, Siri” command and the iOS Audio Sharing feature.
The headphones are resistant to water and sweat, bringing physical controls of reproduction and volume. The overall look is very similar to that of the previous generation, with a wire connected side to side.
They will be sold starting this Wednesday (3/18) in three colors: black, white and red. Although they have already been approved by Anatel, at the moment they have not yet appeared on the Brazilian Beats website and we do not know what their local price will be.
As the new Powerbeats require iOS 13.4, it is quite possible that it will be released to everyone between today and tomorrow along with other updates of Apple’s operating systems.
via Ars Technica
Update, for Eduardo Marques Mar 16, 2020 at 11:38
The headphones now painted on the Brazilian Beats website and, according to the company, will cost R $ 1,300 here – a reduction of R $ 150 compared to the Powerbeats3 Wirelress, which costs R $ 1,450. There is still no information on when sales will begin in Brazil.