Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones Get New Pop Collection of Colors

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Beats this week introduced a new Pop Collection of colorways for its Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones.


    Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless are available in Pop Magenta, Pop Violet, Pop Indigo, and Pop Blue options for $299.95 and $199.95 respectively in the United States, the same standard pricing of other colors.

    The overall form and features of the headphones remain unchanged, so this is purely a cosmetic change for those interested.

    Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless in the new Pop Collection can be ordered from Apple's online store in many countries. Keep in mind that the traditional colors are currently on sale at both Apple and Amazon.

    Like AirPods, the Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless are equipped with Apple's W1 chip for instant pairing with an iPhone. They can then simultaneously connect to an Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac via iCloud.

    Like the BeatsX, both headphones feature Fast Fuel. Just five minutes of charging provides up to three hours of playback for the Solo3 Wireless and up to an hour of playback for the Powerbeats3 Wireless.

    Apple acquired Beats for $3 billion in 2014.

    Article Link: Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones Get New Pop Collection of Colors
  2. jacobh101 macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2014
    Boston, MA
    that commercial was dope. not crazy bout the color way tho
  3. csurfr macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    I feel like Seahawks fans are going to be all over this one.
  4. torob macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2018
    Is it just me asking this question: why did Apple buy this tacky product? o_O
  5. JGIGS macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    Wow did they ever! POP POP! You'll definitely get noticed with those. I guess it could be fun if it fits your style. Seems like pretty niche market though.
  6. Khedron macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2013
    I hope this is just Apple's idea to sell the remaining stock of W1 chips ahead of new W2 AirPods.
  7. bluecoast macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2017
    I agree but one thing I realised recently, is that when everyone has essentially the same phone, for many, headphones have become a key way of showing what an individual you are i.e. they’ve become a fashion thing.
  8. saudade macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2015
    Lov the colors. Beats its just top notch quality. Better than B&O and many others. Only with Dr Dre you can hear the deep bass sound. I just wish they add a display on the sides that shows the album’s cover and random photos from my instagram there. That would be cool.
  9. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Who's buying the same headphones over and over again in new colors?
  10. Macman8472 macrumors newbie


    Nov 15, 2017
    These colours look cheap, and tacky, targeted towards children. My god Apple what are doing? There are many good headphones from Sony, Bowers & Wilkins, Panasonic even, to name just three. I think Apple paid over the odds for this company. Just like Microsoft does when it buys out all the other companies it has bought over the years. Nokia in particular.
  11. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Beats stand at the intersection of technology and liberal arts.

    In seriousness it is still a total mystery to me as well.
  12. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    It's called the Pop collection, not the Luxury collection.
  13. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Let’s just see if they POP off the shelf...
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Beats makes billions of dollars and decent products.
  15. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
  16. lostczech macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2009
    I think it was mainly for Beats Music (now Apple Music)
  17. entropys macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2007
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yes. However, they are headphones. Apple could have easily made a range of headphones itself an possibly made just as much money without shelling out $3 billion.
    Apple was buying hipness, not technology.
  18. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2012
    You made me watch it. I was left unimpressed :(.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 7, 2018 ---
    That wasn’t true prior to acquisition - the decent products part. Only after Apple came in to the picture do they sell good (not just decent) products now.
  19. Regime2008 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2017
    Basshead in ATL
    They still around bad though. Apple doesn't care about audio quality the way jobs did.
  20. Martius macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2008
    Prague, CZ
    I hope that Apple will release the rumored over-ear headphones with top notch audio quality. But actually I think we won't see headphones like that in near future. A lot of new Apple product releases are so delayed, like that AirPower charging pad, Mac Pro... it's good to take your time to create the best possible product, but the timing is also crucial. People do not want to wait years for something that become absolete in years.
  21. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
  22. McTool macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2016
    No-one beats B&W.
  23. bluespark macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2009
    New York
    No, they were buying a streaming music service that they desperately needed, and were doing so for nearly nothing once the revenue stream from the headphones business was factored in. I’m no fan of Beats headphones, but this deal was close to a no-brainer for Apple.
  24. drumcat, Jun 7, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018

    drumcat macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2008
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    Why are PowerBeats 3 at that size not "true" wireless? Makes no sense. I'd buy them immediately if they had no wire.
  25. lkrupp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2004
    There's a big difference between "forum life" and reality. In tech forum life arrogant pseudo-techies who think they know everything look down on everyone else, pronouncing them stupid if they buy Apple or Beats products. In the real world Beats is one the most popular brands as is Apple with millions of customers who apparently don't take advice from their techie wannabe overlords, i.e their nerd cousins and neckbeard brothers.

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