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Topic: Beats

Jimmy Iovine to step down as Apple Music chief in August, take on consulting role, report says

03/21/2018, 09:03 am

The music industry luminary, part of Apple since the Beats purchase in 2014, plans to give up day-to-day involvement but will stay with the company.


Today only: Save 20% on Apple TV 4Ks, HomePods, Beats headphones and more with eBay coupon

03/09/2018, 01:03 pm

Time is running out to save 20% on top of already reduced prices on nearly everything at eBay (up to $100 off). This offer is valid on Apple's brand-new HomePod, the popular Apple TV 4K, MacBook Pros and more. Offer ends at 8 p.m. Pacific tonight.


New Apple headphone project possibly hampered by multiple re-designs, coming no earlier than holiday 2018

03/05/2018, 07:03 am

Another report claims that high-end over-the-ear headphones are expected from Apple -- not Beats -- before the end of 2018, but the data escaping Apple's manufacturing chain remains nebulous and ill-defined.


Concept images suggest what rumored Apple over-ear headphones could look like

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Following the rumors of Apple's launch of branded over-the-ear headphones, new images depicting a concept version of the Apple headgear have been produced, showing what the supposed product could look like if it launches this year.


Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.


Apple Watch, AirPods drive Wearables rev 70%, outpacing size, growth of Amazon ads, Google Cloud, Alphabet Other Bets

02/02/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is criticized for making much of its revenues from one hit product: iPhone. However, its newest foray into Wearables has not only become its fastest-growing revenue source behind iPhone, but is also larger and growing more rapidly than other top tech firms' hyped future growth segments, such as Amazon's ads business, Google's Cloud and Alphabet's Other Bets.


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stars in new 'Above the Noise' Beats by Dre commercial

01/21/2018, 09:01 am

"Doubt me. Distract me. Give me noise," New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady says in the new Beats by Dre ad. "Cause all I hear is, 'it's payback time.'"


Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine expected to leave company in August

01/04/2018, 05:01 pm

Former Interscope chief executive and Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine, who came to Apple through its acquisition of headphone maker Beats, will reportedly leave the company later this year -- and will likely take a hefty payday with him when he does.


Apple's HomePod isn't about Siri, but rather the future of home audio

12/02/2017, 03:12 pm

Introduced this summer at WWDC17, Apple's HomePod was immediately positioned next to Amazon Echo and Google Home by bloggers as a "smart speaker" serving primarily as a way to chat with a voice assistant. But that's not how Apple introduced it.


Apple's next NeXT: how buying Beats launched a sneak attack on the future of sound

11/30/2017, 05:11 pm

When Apple announced it was acquiring Beats in 2014, lots of critics scoffed and some even suggested the purchase was evidence that Tim Cook was just grasping at straws, with a good measure of racist-tinged denigration of the value of the LA-based music firm on the side. Why was the most valuable, competent and profitable tech company on earth prepared to spend $3 billion--by far the most it had ever paid in an acquisition--to get Beats?


Jack White's Third Man Records gets special edition of Beats' Solo3 Wireless

11/16/2017, 02:11 pm

Apple's Beats on Thursday revealed a new color option for its Solo3 Wireless headphones, made for rocker Jack White's Third Man Records.


Apple Music execs Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre break ground on new USC academy

10/12/2017, 01:10 pm

The founders of Beats, now executives at Apple Music, broke ground this week on a new academy named after them at the University of Southern California.


Review: Beats Studio3 Wireless offers noise cancellation & Apple's W1, at a premium price

10/07/2017, 12:10 am

The Beats Studio3 Wireless is Apple's answer to high-end noise-cancelling headphones from the likes of Bose and Sony. While they're a solid product, it's debatable as to whether they're worth a premium over other Beats models.


Deals: 12" MacBooks as low as $999 ($300-$500 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro $2,599 ($200 off); Beats Solo3 Wireless for $199 ($100 off)

10/05/2017, 12:10 pm

Shoppers looking for the lowest price on a 12" MacBook can save $300 to $500 on 2016 models this week with prices starting at $999. Or opt for an upgraded 2017 15" MacBook Pro and save $200. Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are also on sale for $199.99 at Amazon.


First look: Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones with Pure ANC & Apple W1 chip

10/05/2017, 09:10 am

Apple's newly-available Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones are the highest-end model the company offers -- short of the appropriately named Beats Pro. AppleInsider offers a first look at the new hardware.


Apple intros urBeats3 headphones & cheaper Apple TV Siri Remote

09/12/2017, 06:09 pm

While flying under the radar compared with bigger hardware announcements, Apple on Tuesday launched new Beats headphones -- the urBeats3 -- and a slightly tweaked Siri Remote, most remarkable for its lower price tag.


Apple launches $350 Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with W1 chip, improved noise canceling

09/04/2017, 02:09 pm

Apple on Monday updated its top-of-the-line Beats Studio headphones, giving them the W1 chip for simple pairing, and also adding more advanced noise cancelation technology.


New 'Beats Neighborhood Collection' headphone, earphone colors available at Apple Retail, Target

08/28/2017, 01:08 pm

Apple is now selling Beats Solo 3, Powerbeats 3 Wireless earphones, and the Beats Pill+ speaker in a new assortment of colors called the "Beats Neighborhood Collection."


Four new Beats Solo3 colors coming to Apple, Target & John Lewis stores

08/25/2017, 12:08 pm

Furthering an emphasis on fashion, Apple is reportedly launching four new colors for its Beats Solo3 headphones, available through first-party outlets, big-box retailer Target, and John Lewis in the U.K.


Apple's 2017 Back to School for Europe offers free wireless Beats with Macs & iPad Pros

08/07/2017, 04:08 pm

Apple on Monday launched its 2017 Back to School promotions for a number of European countries, offering free wireless Beats headphones with the purchase of a Mac or iPad Pro on top of existing educational discounts.