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Apple sneaks into several Super Bowl 50 commercials

02/08/2016, 01:02 am

Apple didn't buy airtime during America's National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials.

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Pharrell in legal trouble over Beats 1 show OTHERtone

01/13/2016, 09:01 am

A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.

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Apple Music reportedly reaches 10 million paid subscribers in 6 months

01/10/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple's new Apple Music streaming service has reportedly exceeded 10 million subscribers in its first six months, a feat that took established Swedish rival Spotify six years to achieve in 2014.

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Rumor: Apple to debut Bluetooth earbuds alongside 'iPhone 7,' with truly wireless left & right earpieces

01/08/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple is said to be working on a new pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones that will be completely wireless, meaning separate earpieces for the left and right side without a wire connecting them, according to a new rumor.

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Apple Watch Sport, Beats Solo2 get special treatment for Chinese New Year

01/05/2016, 11:01 am

Apple on Monday announced that consumers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore will be able to get their hands on special limited editions of the Apple Watch Sport and updated Beats Solo2 headphones designed to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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Apple Music reportedly preparing Hi Res Audio streaming for 2016

12/20/2015, 07:12 pm

Apple is said to be developing a new Hi-Res Audio format featuring an expanded 96kHz, 24bit sampling rate for its Apple Music subscribers, leveraging the higher fidelity audio output capabilities of Lightning ports.

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Apple promotion offers $60 iTunes gift card with Beats headphones purchase

12/04/2015, 03:12 am

Apple on Thursday kicked off a Beats hardware promotion to entice users to sign up for Apple Music subscriptions, giving away $60 iTunes gift cards with the purchase of most headphone and speaker models.

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Apple releases rose gold versions of Solo2 Wireless & urBeats headphones

11/19/2015, 09:11 am

Apple on Thursday released new faux rose gold versions of its Beats Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, as well as its urBeats in-ear headphones.

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Majority of Google Play reviews for Apple's Android Beats Pill+ app are abusive

10/30/2015, 06:10 pm

Google has struggled to attract a fraction of iOS' top-tier commercial app development for its own Android platform. The abusive language allowed in Google Play--for reviews of products the reviewer hasn't even downloaded--highlight another reason why so few developers take Android seriously as a platform.

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Apple launches new Beats Pill+ apps for iOS and Android

10/29/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued its first ever synchronized iOS and Android app release in a remote control and setup app for its Beats Pill+, the first Bluetooth speaker to come out of Beats since the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.

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Beats Pill+ speaker goes on sale early alongside new Solo2 'Luxe Edition' colors

10/26/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Monday launched its Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker several days ahead of schedule, debuting it in tandem with new "Luxe Edition" colors for its wired Solo2 headphones.

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Beats Pill+ is its first new Bluetooth speaker since Apple acquisition, recharges via Lightning

10/07/2015, 09:10 am

Beats on Wednesday announced the Pill+, a new mid-sized $230 Bluetooth speaker, marking the first portable speaker accessory released under the ownership of Apple.

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Apple adds 'Active Collection' colors to three Beats headphone lines

09/24/2015, 09:09 am

Apple on Thursday added new "Active Collection" colors to three of its Beats headphone lines, including its Tour2 and Powerbeats2 Wireless in-ear models, and the over-the-ear Solo2 Wireless.

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Court dismisses Beats false advertising lawsuit against Steven Lamar

09/08/2015, 03:09 pm

Almost exactly one year after Apple's Beats Electronics sued entrepreneur Steven Lamar for misrepresenting himself as a Beats cofounder, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed the suit.

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Beats president Luke Wood now '100%' focused on Electronics division, targeting global expansion

09/01/2015, 11:09 am

Shortly after Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats in 2014, Beats president Luke Wood dropped all attention on Beats Music in favor of the company's flagship Electronics division, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

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Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native Twitter videos

07/28/2015, 05:07 pm

On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.

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Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

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Dr. Dre to debut radio show 'The Pharmacy' as Apple Music exclusive on July 4th

07/03/2015, 06:07 pm

Rap mogul Dr. Dre on Friday announced a Fourth of July debut of a bi-weekly radio show called "The Pharmacy," which will launch on Saturday as an Apple Music exclusive focusing on West Coast jams.

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Apple wins patent for unreleased Beats gaming headset

06/23/2015, 10:06 am

Apple on Tuesday won a U.S. design patent, discovered by AppleInsider, that could hint at the possibility of a Beats-branded gaming headset, potentially revealing a new microphone-equipped Beats product targeted at gamers.

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Monster's lawsuit against Beats recalls long relationship with Steve Jobs, Apple

06/22/2015, 12:06 pm

The ongoing legal tussle between Monster and Beats--over the way in which Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre assumed control of the company in the run-up to its acquisition by Apple --has focused the spotlight on the many ways the two music moguls worked with Apple and late cofounder Steve Jobs over the years.

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