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German blog WinFuture.de today shared what it claims are "official" marketing photos of the rumored Powerbeats4 earphones, which will apparently be offered in white, black, and red color options.

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In line with Apple's recent FCC filing, the Powerbeats4 are expected to have a more curved design that is similar to the ?Powerbeats Pro?, with the same angled in-ear fit and wraparound earhooks. Like the Powerbeats3, the Powerbeats4 will still have a wire, although repositioned below the bottom of each earhook.

As expected, the report claims the Powerbeats4 will be equipped with the same Apple-designed H1 chip as the Powerbeats Pro, which should result in hands-free "Hey Siri" support, longer talk time and up to a 1.5x faster connection time for phone calls, up to 30 percent lower gaming latency, and more.

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The report adds that the Powerbeats4 will feature the same sound quality as Powerbeats Pro, along with up to 15 hours of battery life and charging via Lightning. Pricing remains unclear, but Powerbeats Pro are priced at $249.95 in the United States, while the three-year-old Powerbeats3 retail for $199.95.

Apple received FCC approval for new Powerbeats last month, and that usually signals an upcoming release, so Powerbeats4 could be announced any day now with a press release. However, it's worth noting that with the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, plans are easily subject to change.

Article Link: Powerbeats4 Leaked, Expected to Feature H1 Chip With 'Hey Siri' Support and More
 
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Swander038

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I’m sorry but this is absurd, these are the same as Powerbeats Pro but with a wire priced at the same price point?!?
 
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japanime

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These will sound great! ;)

Until Apple releases a firmware update a month later that nerfs the performance. :mad:

(Three months later, and I'm still waiting for them to fix my Airpods Pro.) :mad:
 
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WannaGoMac

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Hey Siri Support? That’s funny. Not even my AirPods Pro support Hey Siri. At least for 90 percent of my tries.

What I have noticed is lately Hey Siri has been responding to random phrases that don't sound anything like Hey Siri. So Apple must be tweaking something.
 
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tonedef407

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Hey Siri Support? That’s funny. Not even my AirPods Pro support Hey Siri. At least for 90 percent of my tries.

In all seriousness you may have a microphone issue. AirPod mics have been real crappy for me. I've had to exchange it for warranty a few times.
 
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Complex757

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You can get Power Beats Pro for $200 on sale pretty easily, so I'm interested in how much they'll cost.

Not that I would ever go back to a wired set.
 

MauiPa

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I’m sorry but this is absurd, these are the same as Powerbeats Pro but with a wire priced at the same price point?!?
Did you read the article? Said powebeats3, were $50 cheaper. Did not mention pricing on 4, because it’s not released yet
 

mxmgodin

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I just hope they'll refresh the BeatsX too, soon. I tried the PowerBeats Pro, and ended up returning them the next day. The hard, round plastic bit from which the earbud comes out was hurting my ears after 5 minutes of wearing them. I haven't tried any of the "regular" PowerBeats, but I suppose I'd have the same problem, given that the earpiece itself as more or less the same design as the Pro's.
 

himanshumodi

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i wonder how much does hey siri play into anyone's criteria for buying these. It's not a factor at all for me. For one, my kid's name sort of rhymes with Siri... well, just ends in "ri", and everytime i call her, siri thinks its her.
 

Benschoman

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In all seriousness you may have a microphone issue. AirPod mics have been real crappy for me. I've had to exchange it for warranty a few times.

Thanks, I will give that try. Never thought about it because on phone calls nobody ever complained.
 

calzon65

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I don't know the purpose of the cord, but I tend to like that a bit more, makes it seem to reduce the chance of loosing an earbud.
 

UK-MacAddict

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You can get Power Beats Pro for $200 on sale pretty easily, so I'm interested in how much they'll cost.

Not that I would ever go back to a wired set.

I was going to purchase Powerbeats Pro but then I’ve come to like having the wire on my current Powerbeats. I use them for the gym solely and the wire is useful to let the earphones hang around my neck when I take them off for a moment.
 

Rocko99991

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I was going to purchase Powerbeats Pro but then I’ve come to like having the wire on my current Powerbeats. I use them for the gym solely and the wire is useful to let the earphones hang around my neck when I take them off for a moment.
This makes sense. An ambient mode would also be nice.
 
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