Powerbeats Pro Now Available to Order in Over 20 Additional Countries

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today began accepting Powerbeats Pro orders in over 20 additional countries, including many in Europe.


    The rollout includes Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

    As in other countries, the headphones are only available in black at launch. Ivory, moss, and navy colors will be released later this year.

    Powerbeats Pro first launched in the United States and Canada in early May, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, and China later in the month. The headphones have faced tight availability, with orders placed today estimated for delivery in between 10 and 20 days in many countries.

    Powerbeats Pro are Apple's first totally wireless Beats earphones, equipped with the same H1 chip as the second-generation AirPods for hands-free "Hey Siri" and faster connection speeds between the iPhone, Apple Watch, and other devices.

    Like the Powerbeats3, the Powerbeats Pro feature adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks and earbud tips with four size options. They're essentially sportier AirPods, complete with a durable design and sweat resistance. They'll last up to nine hours per charge, with more battery life via an included charging case.

    Powerbeats Pro are priced at $249.95 in the United States and at EUR249.95 in many European countries.

    Article Link: Powerbeats Pro Now Available to Order in Over 20 Additional Countries
  2. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    Good news. The margins on them must be phenomenal. Beats was such a killer acquisition.
  3. WRChris macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2016
    I love my black ones. Just waiting for the white version for the mrs.
  4. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
  5. cjrulli macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2010
    Wish these were available with back to school!
  6. RichTF macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2007
    London, UK
    Love my PowerBeats. My ears are the wrong shape for AirPods, so it’s been a long wait after reading how much everyone loves theirs. Happy to finally be in on the H-chip game, really is so much better than standard Bluetooth!
  7. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Great for working out. Beats beat AirPods.
  8. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Just got my pair couple days ago, couldn't be happier. Upgraded from Powerbeats 3, no comparison.
  9. myapple2019 macrumors member

    May 10, 2019
    Powerbeats Pro is the best true wireless EarPods Apple ever made, especially for sport activities And excellent bass sounds, dethroning AirPods.
  10. iName macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    When will they launch the other colors?
  11. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    At first I thought they were uncomfortable with tiny sound but after using bigger tips (which created a tighter seal) and adjusting the ear hooks (they can bend anyway you want), these are hands down the best earphones I've ever used.
  12. vong macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    Ditto.. waiting for the ivory color as well.
  13. truthertech macrumors 68000

    Jun 24, 2016

    Yep. So many people only focused on the streaming music end of the deal, but just the Beats hardware portion was a genius move. With its Beats line, Apple is now the #1 seller of wireless headsets in the world, and they have a large majority of the the worldwide premium headphone market (defined as $200+). #Winning
  14. jagolden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2002
  15. twinlight macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2016
    The day after I picked up the last pair at the Apple store in Cap3000 outside Nice in France. Well I saved ~200 nok.
  16. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Ordered a month ago from Chinese mainland to Hong Kong via Taobao and it was delivered in just a few days with constant supply on the online merchant. Here in Apple Store Hong Kong the estimated delivery date is... what? August? It's as if they just sent a few to the city.
  17. Lepton macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2002
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    I was going to go with a blue pair, but from the promo pics it looks like every color except black has a contrasting logo on its button. Only black has a non-obtrusive black logo.
  18. mv24 macrumors newbie

    Had Powerbeats Pro for over a month now and can draw some conclusions.

    Sound quality: varies depending on a source. For example, on iPhone as conversation progresses quality gets worst to the degree when headphones have to be disconnected to carry conversation still 100% charged. Seems some driver issues.

    Dropping connection: audio can abruptly drop for no apparent reason - the source is playing, Bluetooth is shows connected - headphones dead. You need to stop audio, disconnect from Bluetooth, connect again, start audio source to continue listening. Very annoying.

    The base: it is too big to put in your pocket, but still small enough to be easily lost - I've already lost the original one - the replacement will leave you $99 short and that if you lucky Apple store will have it. Apparently stores are not ready for this product fully yet and in my case had only one base in their repair shop [lucky me].

    Headphone anatomy: describing just my particular case. The "around ear" plastic spring is far from the optimal (for me) and headphones do get pulled out from its place and need periodic adjustment. I wouldn't go for a run wearing them due to high risk of them becoming loose and eventually dropped.

    Positive: they are truly water resistant. At least survived one accidental ocean water splash with no downside.

    Conclusion: not worthy the price, nor by function, no by quality. Over the ear kind from good brand would deliver more enjoyable experience.
  19. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020


    Dec 7, 2014
    Will there be a Beats X revision with the H1?
  20. Dirtfarmer, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:26 AM
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Dirtfarmer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    Apple as a volume reseller of low-quality third-party consumer electronics...is now front page news on Macrumors?

  21. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020


    Dec 7, 2014
    Beats is not a third party.
  22. Dirtfarmer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2012
    Legally, Apple has taken ownership of the third party so that Apple's Accountant King can enjoy the profit from low-quality, celebrity-branded consumer electronic baubles bought by chavs and yuppies with more available credit than available brains.

    This is not an Apple product by any non-accounting definition: It has no Apple design, no Apple DNA. It is the opposite of the kind of product that Apple produces, or at least used to produce.

    Apple bought a company that was making and selling crap, and has continued to sell the same crap.

    That's why I say third party.

  23. Gsmaniac macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2014
    Just bought a pair for a friend’s birthday. They will arrive just in time, so perfect timing.
  24. Akrapovic macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2018
    If you start off your post with “legally”, then you’re wrong. It shares internals with the AirPods. It has Apple DNA right through it.

    And they’re brilliant. I’ve owned a lot of workout headphones over the years and these are the best by far. Brilliant wee things.

  25. MedRed macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2007
    When will the other colors be out? #impatientlywaiting

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