Apple’s renewed fight against AIDS includes new iPhone cases

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BeatsX Release Rumors Point to December Launch Date

Similar to the current confusion regarding the release date of Apple’s AirPods, a couple of differing launch days for the new wireless BeatsX earphones have begun sprouting up online, leading to uncertainty over when exactly Apple will begin selling the new Beats-branded earphones.

In line with some AirPods rumors, most retailers are placing order dates in December for BeatsX. The new rumors would mean BeatsX will miss the retail rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up this week, but would place the earphones as potentially available for last-minute holiday shopping later in December.

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Fry’s Electronics has the earphones listed as estimated to ship on December 5, 2016. Users can add the BeatsX to their cart, but pre-orders aren’t available yet as checkout can’t be completed at the time of writing. The date was originally spotted by a user on Reddit.

Photo, video, and audio electronics retailer B&H also has a date listed for BeatsX, with expected availability of the earphones on December 16. Users can pre-order BeatsX at B&H, although detailed shipping estimates for them are not yet available. At both Fry’s and B&H, the BeatsX earphones are listed at the expected price of $149.95.

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On Apple’s website, the earphones are still simply “coming this fall.” As was the case with the AirPods, it’s likely that most retailers are using placeholder dates for BeatsX until they receive word on the official launch. Still, since November is nearly over and there’s been no word from Apple yet, there is a growing possibility that both AirPods and BeatsX will launch sometime in December, in time for holiday shopping.

The BeatsX earphones were announced during Apple’s September 7 iPhone event, along with the Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 devices. The new line of Beats headphones have Apple’s W1 chip — also found in the AirPods — that lets them pair easily with an iPhone. The Powerbeats3 wireless earphones launched in October.

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Apple Debuts (PRODUCT)RED Solo3 Wireless Headphones and Beats Pill+ Speaker

Apple today debuted new (PRODUCT)RED color options for two of its Beats products, including the Beats Pill+ and the Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones. Both products will soon be available in a color called “Citrus Red,” joining other standard color options.

Apple’s website lists both products as “coming soon” with price points that are the same as standard options. The Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones in Citrus Red is priced at $299.95, while the Citrus Red Beats Pill+ is priced at $229.95.

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Apple has a longstanding partnership with the (PRODUCT)RED charity, and all proceeds from the sales of (PRODUCT)RED items go towards the global fight to prevent AIDS and HIV through research and education.

Apple often runs (PRODUCT)RED promotions around World Aids Day, coming up in December, in addition to continual (PRODUCT)RED accessory sales. Over the course of a multi-year relationship, Apple has donated upwards of $100 million through (PRODUCT)RED sales.

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Along with new (PRODUCT)RED options for the Beats Pill+ and the Beats Solo3, Apple also recently debuted urBeats Earphones and Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones in an exclusive Ultra Violet color, which is a rich medium purple shade.

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The Powerbeats3 bring some nice upgrades for iPhone owners

img_2605 The Powerbeats3 don’t look all that different from their predecessors. There are a few tweaks here and there, mostly aimed at getting them to fit better. The primary distinction is tucked away inside, a happy addition to the Bluetooth earbuds that arrives as a result of the headphone company’s acquisition by Apple. While the brand wasn’t exactly front and center at the… Read More

Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones Now Available From Apple With Early November Delivery

Earlier today, a few users on Reddit in countries outside of the United States noticed that the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones have been made available to order from Apple.com, outlining arrival windows of as early as next week for users in the areas, and subsequently they have also gone live on the U.S. store.

The U.S. store currently shows delivery estimates of November 1–3, while the United Kingdom and France currently sit at November 2–9 on Apple’s website and Australia is a few days later on November 4–8. Otherwise most countries, including Germany, Spain, Italy, and Sweden, all mention vague 1-2 week shipping estimates that fall within the window of the dates for other countries, without being specific.

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Apple.com in Australia depicting a delivery window of November 4-8


When the new headphones were announced at Apple’s September 7 iPhone event, the company mentioned that the Powerbeats3 and BeatsX would be coming sometime later in the year but didn’t say when. The Powerbeats3 also appear to be featured prominently in next week’s Target circular, supporting a wide online and retail rollout is imminent in the United States beyond Apple’s own sales.

For the BeatsX earphones, most versions of Apple.com still say “coming this fall,” while Apple’s upcoming AirPods are listed as “available late October” for every country.

(Thanks, Sai!)

Update: This article has been updated to note that Apple has begun taking orders in the United States.

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Apple Music could be getting more Beats Music stations soon

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Apple’s Beats Announces The $229 Pill+, Will Hit Shelves Next Month

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