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Apple Discounts Beats EP, urBeats, and Beats Pill+ Products

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Apple this week launched a new limited time discount on its Beats EP headphones, Beats Pill+ speaker, and urBeats earphones, which are all on sale for approximately $20 to $30 off.

The Beats EP On-Ear Headphones are available for $99, down from the original price of $129.95. All colors are available at the discounted price, including red, white, black, and blue. The Beats EP are Apples most affordable on-ear headphones, coming in at a lower cost than the Solo3 models.


The Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker is available for $199, down from $229.95. All colors are discounted, including white, black, and red.


Both the Beats Pill+ and the Beats EP On-Ear Headphones were discounted by a similar amount in late 2016 and early 2017, but Apple has not recently offered a sale on the urBeats. With the promotion, the earphones are priced at $79 instead of $99.95. All colors available from the Apple Store are included in the sale: silver, gold, space gray, rose gold, black, and ultra violet.


Apple's prices are a decent deal, but similar and occasionally bigger discounts can often be found from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy during routine sales.

According to the promotion details, Apple's sale will last from today until August 26, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

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WRChris

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I'm ready for some new studios with a new w1/2 chip.

Idc that you don't like beats, haters.
^apparently you mention the hate before it happens and it prevents it.
 
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Sheza

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Cute... but I'm still waiting for Apple to launch the Back to School promotion in the UK/EU.

It's been over two weeks now.
 
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brian3uk

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I like the Beats EP but it seriously frustrates me that I can’t plug them into my phone. The white adapter just isn’t gonna happen if I’ve got a black phone and black headphones. Can’t do it.
 
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WRChris

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I dont think Apple will ever make the 3 billion dollars back that it paid for Beats.
They make way more than $3 billion every year. You mean they haven't sold 3 billion in profit from beats headphones?

Don't forget that Apple Music only exists because of the beats deal. So money made there would be from beats. The speaker and headphone tech Apple is involved in has to be somewhat influenced by the beats deal.

I would argue the beats acquisition has paid for itself and then some.
 
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avanpelt

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Apple is putting a product on sale outside of Black Friday and not affiliated with one of their predictable offers like the Back to School promo?! Has this ever happened before? (I'm being serious).
 
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WRChris

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There are some black adapters on Amazon and eBay but I’ve been burned by cheap accessories before and won’t risk it again. If there was a MiFi certified or at least a well known brand one I’d buy it.
Found one by headset buddy that's MFi. It's 32$
 
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LeoNobilis

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Apple had better discount the MacBook Pros and iMacs, particularly the higher-end models. An update is due for Me, but I'm not going to shell out €5.000,- for a laptop. €3000 - maybe. €5000 - absolutely NOT! Apple is losing tens and tens of thousands of professional customers right now. Not the "me too" good-for-nothing typical consumers - they'll still buy the cheaper models - but artists, photographers, editors, media professionals who need as much space and as much speed as they can, but might prefer the visually and under the hood beautiful macOS / OS X to the hideousness that's every non-Apple desktop OS out there, starting with the Windows.

Poor Steve - he'd never give the stupid man the reins of Apple had he known... What a mistake!..
 
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Apple is losing tens and tens of professional customers right now. Not the "me too" good-for-nothing typical consumers - they'll still buy the cheaper models - but artists, photographers, editors, media professionals who need as much space and as much speed as they can, but might prefer the visually and under the hood beautiful macOS / OS X to the hideousness that's every non-Apple desktop OS out there, starting with the Windows.

I can only speak more myself, but I depend on Apple products (Macs, iPhones, and iPads) to run my business efficiently. Could I run my business on Windows? Yep. Could I have a cohesive experience on the Windows platform like I do with Apple products? Nope -- at least not as far as I can tell. Microsoft looked like it was trying to get there with Windows Phone, but that never really took off.

Since I depend on Apple products in my business, I budget for them out of the business revenue. I don't replace a product that's working fine just because something new and shiny comes out; but I do budget for new Apple products because I know that like all electronics, they will eventually fail past the point of being realistic to repair. I suspect that many people who depend on Apple products for their business do the same.
 
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Sefstah

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They make way more than $3 billion every year. You mean they haven't sold 3 billion in profit from beats headphones?

Don't forget that Apple Music only exists because of the beats deal. So money made there would be from beats. The speaker and headphone tech Apple is involved in has to be somewhat influenced by the beats deal.

I would argue the beats acquisition has paid for itself and then some.
Im talking about Beats sales since Apple acquired them. Beats headphones/speakers were already on the decline before they sold. There used to be Beats commercials everywhere. Celebrities, highschool students, and anyone wanting to "look cool" had them. Those days are gone.
Beats music was horrible! Apple music did not need them to get to where they are today.
 
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WRChris

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Im talking about Beats sales since Apple acquired them. Beats headphones/speakers were already on the decline before they sold. There used to be Beats commercials everywhere. Celebrities, highschool students, and anyone wanting to "look cool" had them. Those days are gone.
Beats music was horrible! Apple music did not need them to get to where they are today.
Ok, not at all true, but ok. Apple Music did not exist, it was just iTunes music store. Celebrities(athletes) still wear beats. "Beats music was horrible" is not a valid argument. Hate, hate, hate.
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Apple is losing tens and tens of professional customers right now.
Im sure tens and tens of people don't really hurt apples bottom dollar
 
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Sefstah

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Ok, not at all true, but ok. Apple Music did not exist, it was just iTunes music store. Celebrities(athletes) still wear beats. "Beats music was horrible" is not a valid argument. Hate, hate, hate.
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Im sure tens and tens of people don't really hurt apples bottom dollar
Not hating. I own beats headphones, and was subscribed to Beats music. If you had it, you would know how horrible it was. Beats products shown on TV is practically non existent now compared to when they were on their own.
 
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69Mustang

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Not hating. I own beats headphones, and was subscribed to Beats music. If you had it, you would know how horrible it was. Beats products shown on TV is practically non existent now compared to when they were on their own.
Perception and reality don't always exist in the same universe. Every data point you can find on headphones has Beats still leading the market in sales, profit, and market share. Considering the hardware and the service that led to Apple Music, Beats was a very good strategic buy. People griping about Beats sound aren't business people.
 
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groove-agent

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Wait for Windows Surface phone.

Apple: Buy 3 devices to run your business offering 3 different user interfaces and apps. Chaching!

Microsoft: Here's 1 device, 1 OS.

Its a simplistic explanation but I appreciate the theoretical VALUE of a surface laptop or phone (via Contiuum) and not having to switch between, and maintain different devices.



I can only speak more myself, but I depend on Apple products (Macs, iPhones, and iPads) to run my business efficiently. Could I run my business on Windows? Yep. Could I have a cohesive experience on the Windows platform like I do with Apple products? Nope -- at least not as far as I can tell. Microsoft looked like it was trying to get there with Windows Phone, but that never really took off.

Since I depend on Apple products in my business, I budget for them out of the business revenue. I don't replace a product that's working fine just because something new and shiny comes out; but I do budget for new Apple products because I know that like all electronics, they will eventually fail past the point of being realistic to repair. I suspect that many people who depend on Apple products for their business do the same.
 
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WBRacing

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Wait for Windows Surface phone.

Apple: Buy 3 devices to run your business offering 3 different user interfaces and apps. Chaching!

Microsoft: Here's 1 device, 1 OS.

Its a simplistic explanation but I appreciate the theoretical VALUE of a surface laptop or phone (via Contiuum) and not having to switch between, and maintain different devices.
If they got it right (and that is a mighty, mighty big if!), it could be a major market disruptor. Not a problem if you have a diverse product portfolio of course...
 
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2010mini

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Thank you, someone has already posted that one. But 3rd party, un-certified stuff is not what I want. I mean just read the note from the product page: "NOTE: You can only use it to listen audio, can not adjust the volume and answer the phone. Only compatible with iPhones running iOS up to 10.2.1"

Would you want that? I sure wouldn't. Beats/Apple should just make a black one.

I have a 6s. But I prefer using wireless headphones. Hate wires attached to a wireless device.
 
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