As an added bonus, they don't look quite as ridiculous as Apple's AirPods, which although extremely popular for their sound quality and ease of use, leave a lot to be desired from the standpoint of aesthetics. However, some very active people find that the AirPods might not be ideal for strenuous activity. This week on Monday, 9to5mac brought the first images of the headphones, which would reportedly be called the Powerbeats Pro. As per the image, the Powerbeats Pro seems similar to the Powerbeats3 in terms of design sans the connecting wire, indicating the company's push towards making independent earbuds. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was the first to make reverse wireless charging a thing, and Samsung then followed suit with its Galaxy S10 lineup, which is flawless to go along with the new Galaxy Buds. The Mate 20 Pro, the Galaxy S10, and most likely the P30 Pro are all capable of wirelessly charging accessories. The product was first announced all the way back in 2017, but we haven't heard much since then. We will be able to charge multiple devices at once on AirPower, such as iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3 or newer, and AirPods.
According to the original rumor (via CNET), the Powerbeats Pro will boast Apple's new H1 wireless chip that debuted in the AirPods 2 last week, meaning the new Beats headphones could offer hands-free "Hey, Siri" support. That means twice-as-fast connection times between all Apple devices and 50 percent extra talk time, one hour more than first-generation AirPods. Just like the Apple Airpods, the Powerbeats Pro also comes with a charging case. The Powerbeats3 now cost $199 so we can expect their successors to retail for a bit higher than that.
It's now nearly the end of March 2019 and wouldn't you know it, Apple finally released its AirPods wireless charging case that was announced back in September 2017! Stay tuned in for more updates regarding the upcoming earphones from Apple.
Can we expect the Apple AirPower to arrive any day now?