Apple has reportedly discontinued its Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker, making the HomePod Mini the only Bluetooth speaker in Apple’s line-up. Also of note, the Beats Pill+ was the last remaining Bluetooth speaker in the Beats lineup.
according to a report by 9to5Mac, The Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker is no longer listed or available for purchase from the Apple Store and Beats websites. Although, it is still available at select third-party retailers, but we expect it to last till the stock runs out.
To recall, Apple launched the Beats Pill+ in 2015. It was the first product the company launched after Apple acquired Beats in 2014 from Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine for $3 billion. The Pill+ was similar to the original Pill, just with a Lightning port, and with a cleaner design.
After launch, Apple did not update the Beats Pill+, however, it continued to update it with new color options over the years.
To recall, Apple discontinued its original HomePod last year, and now it’s getting the same treatment with the Beats Pill+, the HomePod Mini being the only first-party speaker the company sells.
With this, Beats will now focus only on earbuds and over-ear headphones. The Apple subsidiary recently refined its lineup by discontinuing its Powerbeats, Solo Pro and EP earbuds and headphones. After which it launched Beats Fit Pro and Beats Studio Buds.
The Beats Studio Buds actually have a wireless design similar to Apple’s AirPods Pro. They come with active noise cancellation, up to 8 hours of battery life, replaceable tips, and class 1 Bluetooth for fast pairing.
While the Beats Pill+ isn’t currently available through Apple’s official retail lines, the company hasn’t officially discontinued the product, which is why we may see it coming back or soon under the Beats brand. A new portable bluetooth speaker can be launched.
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