The Beats Pill+, Apple’s only surviving Bluetooth speaker from its Beats business, has been canceled, which may be a difficult pill to take. The item is no longer advertised on the Apple or Beats websites, according to 9to5Mac. Apple’s HomePod Mini is now the company’s lone Bluetooth speaker; might a new speaker be on the way?
The Pill+ was the first Beats gadget to be released after Apple purchased Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s firm for $3 billion in 2014. With the inclusion of a Lightning port and a cleaner, slicker appearance, the Pill+ was quite identical to the original Pill. While it worked well at low volumes, it did not fare as well as it did at higher volumes.
Last year, Apple canceled the first HomePod. With the Pill+ no longer available, Apple’s lone first-party speaker is the HomePod Mini. But don’t worry, there are lots of different brands of Bluetooth speakers to select from.
Beats is known for its earbuds and over-ear headphones. It recently restructured its lineup, phasing out the Powerbeats, Solo Pro, and EP in favour of the Beats Fit Pro.