Apple Says BeatsX Earphones Delayed Until February

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    Apple has updated its website to indicate its all-new BeatsX wireless earphones will be available in February in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and several other countries, after originally saying they would launch in the Fall. Online pre-orders can still not be placed at this time.

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    BeatsX earphones feature Bluetooth and the same Apple W1 chip used by AirPods, which launched today, enabling users to pair them by simply powering them on and holding them near an iPhone. Unlike the truly wireless AirPods, the BeatsX have a Flex-Form cable that keeps the earpieces tethered to each other.

    BeatsX deliver up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives users 2 hours of playback. An in-line Remote and Mic allows for users to take calls, control music playback, and activate Siri. BeatsX cost $149.95 and come in black or white with a pocket-sized carrying case.

    The confirmation comes just a few days after Apple reseller B&H Photo Video said BeatsX earphones would be delayed for at least 2-3 months, which indeed suggested availability in February or March.

    Apple has already released updated Beats Solo3 Wireless and Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones with the Apple W1 chip.

    Article Link: Apple Says BeatsX Earphones Delayed Until February
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    Must hurt to miss the holiday season.
     
  3. trainwrecka macrumors 6502

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    Wireless is the future! No, seriously. It's not here yet.
     
  4. $tevejob$ macrumors regular

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    Hmmm maybe delayed so they can sell more Airpods
     
  5. alphaswift macrumors regular

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    Will they connect to Android? It would be nice if I can steal these from the wife once in a while :)
     
  6. JonDiesel macrumors newbie

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    i'm sure they were initially delayed for some other legit reason, but you are most definitely correct in that they changed it to "coming february" to sway any impatient buyers into getting AirPods instead. not gonna work on me, i won't bite.
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    so in other words we have to hold off to promote the air pods first.
     
  8. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    odd they announce it same day they make air pods available for sale,

    what a predicament for some people, relatively no wait now and no cords,

    or a cord but harder to lose (maybe better sound quality too, one can hope) and 2.5 months to go

    $149 vs $159, price is a wash
     
  9. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    Not for a 10$ premium.
     
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    Guess I'll take a look at what Jaybird has to offer then. Big f*ckup IMO.
     
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    We'll see if they show up on time. :rolleyes:

    So glad Apple removed the 3.5mm jack, that was quite thoughtful. :mad:
     
  12. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    I won't bite either, these are the ones I want, so I'll just wait another couple of months then.
     
  13. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I really wanted to try this before the AirPods, but whatever. Airpods it is for now.
     
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    Well at least these earbuds are connected so you can't loose one, compared to Apples AirPods (when/if they are finally released).

    I predict a big problem with people loosing one of their AirPods and are then stuck with sound for just one ear. Next we will see an entire cottage industry popping up where you can buy a single AirPod.

    The earring lost and found box will certainly grow.
     
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    If they are going to sound like the rest of the Beats, no thanks. I have the Beats Solo 2 Wireless and the urBeats wired earbuds and they both sound boomy and muddy. To sound-deaf or casual listeners they may sound okay, but for critical listening Beats needs to improve their sound quality a lot.
     
  17. idrewuk macrumors member

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    Absolutely fuming about this. Apple have messed up big time.
     
  18. azentropy macrumors 68020

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    How embarrassing...

    I have no interest in the AirPods. Simply put I'd lose one or both in about a week. If I was going to spend $100+ for bluetooth earphones it probably would have been these though.
     
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    I wanted these earbuds really bad but refused to keep waiting any further so I opted out and ended up going with the Jaybird X3's instead, couldn't be happier.
     
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    What to expect from one of "The World's Best-Valued CEOs".
     
  22. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502

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    That's what I did, grabbed the X3's instead.
     
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    The future may be wireless, but the present is wirelessless.
     
  24. audirs5 macrumors 6502

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    Trying to understand how something rather common to make is causing an issue.. Can someone tell me what these headphones have that current beats and others don't? Seems like generic bluetooth/workout headphones.....
     
  25. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I think Jaybird is a slicker, better product IMHO with their equalizer app that lets you customize the sound. I have the Freedom F5s. Lousy battery life but don't care about that as much as their smaller size. But the X3s are about the same size as the Beats X and have an 8 hour battery.
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    Less expensive, 4 hours less battery life, but more "invisible." Otherwise, yeah, same W1 chip and similar sound.
     

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