Apple's Back to School promotion starts today, bringing with it an updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, a free pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones with eligible purchases, and significant savings.
Aftermarket repair firm iFixit on Thursday posted its teardown of Beats' Powerbeats Pro, revealing the headset's components and construction share a number of similarities with Apple's latest AirPods model.
Powerbeats Pro, Apple's all-wireless earbuds for those with an active lifestyle, have gone up for preorder in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, almost a month after the Beats-branded audio accessories became available to purchase in the United States.
Apple will be opening up pre-orders for the Powerbeats Pro from May 3, allowing consumers the first opportunity to purchase Beats' take on the AirPods wireless earphones concept ahead of its shipping date on May 10.
Apple is promoting the Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro with a new commercial on YouTube, using an array of celebrity athletes to show how the wireless earphones can be used without fear of being lost while working out or performing intensive activities.
Beats has launched its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones, the brand's first foray into completely wire-free earphones that offers the same benefits of Apple's AirPods but in a design that is more useful for listening while working out or playing sports.
The Apple-owned Beats may be preparing its own take on the AirPods concept, as the luxury headphone brand is reportedly preparing to launch a cord-free version of its eponymous PowerBeats, potentially within the next month.