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Apple blames Beats headphones explosion on third-party batteries

05/19/2017, 12:05 pm

In a statement published on Friday, an Apple representative blamed the explosion of an Australian woman's Beats headphones on her using third-party batteries, rather than any product defects.

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Apple's latest Beats ad uses NBA stars LeBron James, James Harden & others

05/16/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a new Beats ad in its "Be Heard" series, this time featuring four NBA stars: LeBron James, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green.

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With AirPods, Beats & surging Apple Watch sales, Apple's wearables business the size of a Fortune 500 company

05/03/2017, 09:05 am

Apple Watch sales "nearly doubled year-over-year" in the March quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call, helping to push combined wearables revenues into Fortune 500 levels.

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Inventec allegedly tapped for Apple's rumored standalone Siri speaker product

05/03/2017, 09:05 am

Long-time Apple supplier Inventec has been selected by Apple to churn out Apple's rumored Siri speaker, if supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

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Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor to carry premium price, feature high-end audio with 1 woofer & 7 tweeters

05/01/2017, 10:05 am

Apple's anticipated personal assistant accessory is expected to be a powerful and capable device, boasting "excellent" acoustics and computing power similar to recent iPhone models, positioning it for the high-end market with pricing higher than Amazon's Echo. And there's apparently a good chance it could be announced next month.

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W1 Beats Deals: Solo3 Wireless for $160 ($140 off); BeatsX for $120 ($20 off); Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones for $130 ($70 off)

04/18/2017, 10:04 am

Amazon this week is slashing prices on popular Beats headphones equipped with Apple's W1 chip by up to $140. Pick up a pair of Solo3 Wireless headphones for $159.95 or save $20 on BeatsX earphones. Powerbeats3 Wireless Class 1 Bluetooth earphones are also $129.99, a discount of $70 off.

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Deals: $240 off Radeon 460 15" MacBook Pros; 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,649 ($150 off); Beats Solo2 headphones for $139 ($60 off)

04/14/2017, 12:04 pm

Heading into the weekend, readers can save $240 on upgraded 15" MacBook Pros with Radeon 460 graphics and no tax outside NY and NJ. Or save $150 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Beats Solo2 wired headphones are also $50 to $60 off instantly with prices starting at $139.99.

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Deals: 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off); 512GB 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,849 ($150 off); Beats Tour2 headphones for $55 + no tax in 48 states

03/14/2017, 02:03 pm

B&H Photo this week is offering shoppers $200 off two popular 13" MacBook Air configurations or $150 off Apple's Late 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage. Beats Tour2 in-ear headphones are also marked down to $54.95 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones

02/14/2017, 12:02 pm

With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

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Shipping times for Apple's BeatsX earbuds slip to as long as 2-3 weeks

02/10/2017, 02:02 pm

Despite the product only going on sale on Friday, some U.S. shipments of Apple's BeatsX earbuds are already being delayed up to 2 to 3 weeks, AppleInsider checks show.

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BeatsX earbuds launching Friday come with 3 months of free Apple Music [u]

02/09/2017, 01:02 pm

Customers who have been waiting months for Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds will be given a consolation: three free months of Apple Music streaming.

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Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones ship Feb. 10

02/07/2017, 10:02 am

After popping up in assorted stock trackers on Monday, the BeatsX W1-equipped headphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. on Feb. 10, with a pair of new colors arriving at some point in the future.

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W1-equipped BeatsX headphones begin arriving in NYC Apple stores

02/06/2017, 09:02 am

After months of delays, Apple's new BeatsX headphones are now available in limited quantities, showing as "in stock" at just a few of the company's retail stores in Manhattan.

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Launch of Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds 'imminent,' stock check site claims

02/02/2017, 04:02 pm

Apple's long-delayed BeatsX earbuds, one of the first to feature the company's new W1 wireless chip, may finally be on the verge of shipping, according to a website monitoring activity at online stores worldwide.

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Apple's AirPods grabbed 26% of wireless headphone sales after launch, report claims

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple's AirPods have made a sizable impact on the wireless headphone market, according to research from Slice Intelligence, with the audio accessory reportedly capturing more than a quarter of the market.

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Which Apple W1-equipped headphones are right for you?

01/09/2017, 05:01 pm

In the past few months Apple has launched several new Bluetooth headphones -- mostly under the Beats brand -- with its proprietary W1 chip, enabling better connections and easier pairing with Apple devices. Which model you should buy, if any, will depend not just on your budget, but how you intend to use them.

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AirPods unboxed: Apple's other new wearable of the future

12/14/2016, 06:12 pm

Apple's new AirPods wireless headphones are just hitting the market--albeit nearly two months later than intended--delivering sleek, minimalist style and powerful underlying tech that's super easy to use in an apparent homage to the company's original music offering: iPod.

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Apple takes $30 off Beats Pill+ and Beats EP, but better deals found elsewhere

12/13/2016, 06:12 pm

In time for the holidays, Apple on Tuesday slashed $30 off its Beats Pill+ speaker and Beats EP headphone, bringing the company's online and brick-and-mortar store pricing closer to offerings from third-party retailers.

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Apple's BeatsX earphones officially delayed until February

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

Though Apple's AirPods will get into the hands of some consumers just days before Christmas, those waiting for the BeatsX earphones will have to wait until 2017, as the company's website has been updated with a February shipping window.

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