While Apple’s upcoming Powerbeats 4 headphones haven’t been officially announced yet, that hasn’t stopped them from making an appearance in at least one Walmart. The earphones were sighted by Twitter user @rddiezus.
Apple is expected to officially release new products sometime this month, and the Walmart sighting confirms that at least one new product is scheduled. The Powerbeats 4 on display on the Walmart shelf are selling for $150. The previous generation Powerbeats retailed for $200.
@9to5mac @MacRumors did the new Beats Powerbeats drop without announcement? these were found in my local Walmart in Rochester NY. pic.twitter.com/oiqDD20dcB
— 𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗽 🎈 (@eddiezus) March 14, 2020
The new Powerbeat 4 offers a more curved design, with the same angled in-ear fit and wraparound hooks as the Powerbeats Pro. While the new earbuds still have a connecting cable, it is repositioned to below the bottom of each hook. They offer up to 15 hours of listening time.
AppleInsider reports it has independently confirmed the new earphones are on sale at Walmart and have a special label applied to the package, as it wasn’t yet available in the system for sale. They were not available on the shelves, but store staff advised they didn’t know about specific launch plans, and the stock was received Saturday night.