Apple Unveils New Wireless Beats Headphones

Apple Unveils New Wireless Beats Headphones
Highlights
  • Beats has launched three new headphones alongside the iPhone 7
  • All three will work wirelessly with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • The Beats Solo3 is already available on Apple.com

Apart from the AirPods, Apple on Wednesday has also launched a new range of Beats wireless headphones to be used with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The Beats Solo3, Powerbeats 3, and BeatsX headphones are all powered by the same W1 chip that powers the AirPods, and this allows the new headphones to pair quickly and easily with the new iPhones.

(Also see: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Price in India and Launch Date Revealed)

 

All three new Beats headphones models are Bluetooth-powered, so they will work with other media sources as well, apart from the new iPhones. The BeatsX headset charges using the Lightning cable, while the Solo 3 and Powerbeats 3 charge using a Micro-USB cable. The BeatsX has a claimed battery life of eight hours on a full charge, while the Powerbeats 3 and Solo3 claim to run for 12 hours and 40 hours respectively.

The headphones are priced at $299 (Rs. 19,900 approx.) for the Solo3, $199 (Rs. 13,200 approx.) for the Powerbeats 3 and $149 for the BeatsX (Rs. 9,900 approx.). The Solo3 is already available to buy on Apple.com, while the other two models will be made available later this year.

The Beats brand is owned by Apple and was always expected to be among the first manufacturers to announce support for the new iPhone 7 with its headphones. Other manufacturers are expected to follow suit in announcing wireless headphones and Lightning-powered headphones to use with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

 

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Ali Pardiwala writes about audio and video devices for Gadgets 360 out of Mumbai, and has covered the industry for a decade now. Ali is a Senior Reviewer for Gadgets 360, where he has regularly written about televisions, home entertainment, and mobile gaming as well. He is a firm believer in 4K and HDR on televisions, and believes that true wireless earphones are the future of the personal audio industry. Ali is available on Twitter as @AliusPardius and on email at alip@ndtv.com, so do send in ...More
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