• Apple is widely believed to be prepping new Powerbeats4 wireless earbuds for release, and now a German blog called WinFuture has published leaked photos and specs for the upcoming next-generation earbuds.
  • The new model will feature a slightly updated design compared to Apple’s current-generation Powerbeats 3 earphones, as well as slightly improved battery life and “Hey Siri” support. No other major changes are expected.
  • Given the inevitable $200 price tag, Amazon’s current deal that slashes Powerbeats3 wireless earphones to just $69.99 is a much smarter buy.
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It’s not exactly a mystery that Apple is working on next-generation Powerbeats earbuds to replace the popular Powerbeats3 model that was first released back in 2016. Dubbed Powerbeats4, the new version has long been expected to feature a few key updates, including a tweaked design and Apple’s H1 chip. Nothing too exciting, but just enough of a refresh to pique people’s interest. Now, images of the new Powerbeats4 wireless earphones have been posted by WinFuture along with specs and key details.

Image source: WinFuture

In a nutshell, Powerbeats4 are exactly what we expected. They sport a minor design refresh that’s in line with Apple’s true wireless Powerbeats Pro earbuds, and they have slightly better battery life as well as “Hey Siri” support thanks to the new Apple H1 chip that’s in AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro (both of which are discounted right now at Amazon, by the way).

Powerbeats 4 shaping up to be a fine upgrade, but it’s pretty apparent that they’re not going to be all that much better than the Powerbeats3 model that’s already available now. With that in mind — and considering the fact that Powerbeats4 will almost certainly cost $200 when they launch in the coming months — there’s a sale right now on Amazon that you should definitely take advantage of if you’re in the market for new Beats earphones.

Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones already feature fantastic 12-hour battery life, a great design, and Apple’s W1 headphone chip that provides easy Bluetooth pairing and other enhanced features when used with iPhones and iPads. You can also access Siri with a single tap, and the awesome Fast Fuel feature adds a full hour of playback when you charge the earphones for just 5 minutes when the battery is low. That’s right, a full hour in just 5 minutes!

If you’re more concerned with value than you are with paying extra money just to have the latest and greatest gadgets even if they don’t offer much in the way of upgrades, you should definitely take advantage of today’s killer Powerbeats3 deal on Amazon. They retail for $200 just like Powerbeats4 will at launch, but they’re on sale right now in the hottest available color option for just $69.99.

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