1. iMore.com's Avatar



    According to a report from the Financial Times, Apple is planning to announce an acquisition of well-known music company Beats for $3.2 billion as early as next week. Beats, well known for their high-priced but mid-range headphones, other audio accessories and now a streaming music service, is no stranger to tie-ups with other technology makers, including HTC. FT reports that the Beats staff will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook following the acquisition.

    Full story from the iMore Blog...
    05-08-2014 06:10 PM
  2. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I've always thought it would be cool if Apple bought Beats! Hopefully they'll make them better.


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    05-08-2014 06:22 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Yo guys. With every new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, we get a pair of Beats instead of the Apple EarPods. Now I know where all the rumors of the price increases were coming from. We have to pay $100 more for every version of the iPhone because they are coming with Beats.
    05-08-2014 06:34 PM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I've always thought it would be cool if Apple bought Beats! Hopefully they'll make them better.


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    First thing that happens will be replacing the Beats logo with the Apple logo... I wonder how that will turn out.
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    05-08-2014 06:35 PM
  5. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Not surprising really. Just browsing through Beats Instagram and 90% of the photos have iPhones in them.

    Good move by apple but I really hope they don't increase prices, or at the very least allow you to choose a package that does not include beats!


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    05-08-2014 07:26 PM
  6. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Not surprising really. Just browsing through Beats Instagram and 90% of the photos have iPhones in them.

    Good move by apple but I really hope they don't increase prices, or at the very least allow you to choose a package that does not include beats!


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    That's true. Everyone I've seen that has beats has an iPhone. Both are niche brands, and in a lot of high schools it's the "in" thing to have both.


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    05-08-2014 07:29 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I doubt Apple is paying $3.2 Billion to sell EarPods.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    05-08-2014 08:03 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I doubt Apple is paying $3.2 Billion to sell EarPods.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    They'll make more than that if they buy Beats.
    05-08-2014 09:20 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    They'll make more than that if they buy Beats.
    $3.2 Billion is a lot of EarPods. Beats had something else they wanted. I don't know much about Beats.


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    05-08-2014 09:33 PM
  10. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    $3.2 Billion is a lot of EarPods. Beats had something else they wanted. I don't know much about Beats.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    You're confusing me know. Please elaborate.
    05-08-2014 09:54 PM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    iPhone 6 front facing beats speakers built In ?? Sweet lol


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    05-08-2014 10:07 PM
  12. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    iPhone 6 front facing beats speakers built In ?? Sweet lol


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    Its probably already developed. We might see Beats in the iPhone 6S, but I don't think front-facing though.
    05-08-2014 10:42 PM
  13. nason54's Avatar
    It says it has something to do with revamping iTunes.


    Sent from my awesome iPhone 5, soon to be 6 later this year.
    05-10-2014 06:36 PM

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