Beats axes Beats Solo Pro, Powerbeats and Beats EP
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Apple is paring down its Beats product lineup following the release of Beats Fit Pro on Monday, with the audio subsidiary no longer offering Beats Solo Pro, Powerbeats or Beats EP devices for sale.
Just hours after the new Beats Fit Pro was introduced, listings for the Beats Solo Pro, Powerbeats and Beats EP were removed from Apple's online storefront and the Beats by Dre website.
Beats Fit Pro
Powered by the Apple H1 chip, Beats Fit Pro offer up to seven hours of listening time and the choice between Fully adaptive Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and Transparency modes.
While Apple failed to announce an official end of sales, the three devices are thought to be discontinued as references to each no longer appear on the company's online domains.
The culling was spotted by MacMagazine and a number of users who highlighted the change on Twitter.
Introduced in 2019 as a successor to the Beats Solo 3, Solo Pro gained popularity as the first Solo cans to add Active Noise Cancellation, "Hey Siri" support and other Apple niceties. The wireless fourth-generation Powerbeats debuted in 2020 with some of the same improvements, including "Hey Siri" integration, while the wired Beats EP dates back to 2016.
Today's discontinuation leaves Beats with an all-wireless product offering consisting of the new Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds, Beats Flex, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo3, Beats Studio3 and Beats Pill+ speaker.
With Apple no longer selling the three headphone models, third-party resellers are the only option for fans looking to snag a set before they disappear. Amazon is currently showing stock of Beats Solo Pro, Powerbeats 4 and Beats EP in a variety of styles.