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Apple in negotiations to buy Beats Audio for $3.2 billion?

0. phoneArena 08 May 2014, 18:19 posted on

Apple is in negotiations to buy Beats Audio for $3.2 billion, according to rumors circulating on Thursday afternoon. The deal could be announced as soon as next week. If announced, it would be the largest acquisition ever by Apple. The maker of premium headphones recently started a streaming music service that competes with Apple's own iTunes Radio...

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posted on 08 May 2014, 22:01

64. Sauce (unregistered)


Google is buying start ups….because? You didn't finish your reason why they buy. Waze was a HUGE threat to Google, which is why Google bought them.

Beats makes more money than BEATS does ONLY selling their ear pods LOL.

P.S. There is no competition involved between Beats and Apple lol….

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:12 2

72. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


"The maker of premium headphones recently started a streaming music service that competes with Apple's own iTunes Radio."

Don't really know, just reading the article.

posted on 09 May 2014, 08:05 1

90. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I really don't believe that I'm reading people saying that Google bougths were right ans apples not...

posted on 09 May 2014, 08:20

92. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


It's freaking hilarious :)

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:32

45. stealthd (unregistered)


Except they're not competitors. iTunes Radio and Beats music service aren't the same kind of service.

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:30 19

6. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Both Apple and Beats are overrated and a hype company

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:36 13

8. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Agreed, It's no different from any equalizer available in the Play Store.

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:37 5

10. Sauce (unregistered)


BRB, going to go buy said equalizers in play store and wrap em' around my head!

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:55 2

63. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


Sauce if u get skull candy its the same sound I have a $300 set of beats studio and Dolby ime2 ear phones and A pair of skull candy I love my music but skull and beats same my Dolby is best got them after my beats in ear failed. Wrap that around your head

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:03 1

65. Sauce (unregistered)


Engineer, I have never owned a *good* pair of Skullcandy headphones (just the ear pods you buy at retail stores), but I use SoL Republics. They're amazing. The physical build quality and the audio quality combined is phenomenal.

posted on 09 May 2014, 21:26

96. DnB925Art (Posts: 1023; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Now THIS I agree with you. SOL Republic > Beats. I have both the Tracks HD and Master Tracks XC. The Master Tracks XC are some of the best headphones I have owned, studio quality with excellent soundstage and accurate mids/highs with appropriate bass levels.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:46 5

29. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Dolby Is Best....

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:48

75. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I prefer BOSE OVER BEATS. Crisp clearity.

posted on 09 May 2014, 00:58

83. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Or JBL.

posted on 09 May 2014, 08:19

91. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I don't have it, but a lot o people say that bang & olufsen are great

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:40 11

12. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Another reason to stay away from Apple

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:41 5

26. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And to stay away from iBEATS.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:46 4

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Should have named yourself NspectorGadget80. You probably have nightmares at night because of that "i" in your name. Sorry broski.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:59 5

36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You should become the ROYALLY to Apple

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:49 1

76. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


oh yeah thanks for reminding me. and beside it's a old cartoon. think i should change to NspectorGadget "it's all cool bro".

posted on 09 May 2014, 08:21

93. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


careful, because apple can sue you because of your iname... lol

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:53 11

14. Planterz (Posts: 2103; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


The tech behind Beats is worthless. Only the name has value, and only because people are gullible enough to believe it.

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:51

77. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


and a lot of teens this generation don't realize who is Dr. Dre. DR DRE co founder and member of NWA along with EASY E ICE CUBE & MC Ren. Then move to DEATH ROW RECORDS as producer/rapper.

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:58

16. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


-_____- gtfo

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:59 1

17. chebner (Posts: 235; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Beats certainly aren't my first choice for headphones, but they're certainly better than the crap earbuds that come with iPhones (and 90+% of all other phones too). Maybe with better headphones iPhans will realize how CRAPPY their iTunes music sounds, and hopefully demand better.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:04

20. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1539; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I agree with you. Maybe they want to buy them so they can provide better quality headphones with iphones. Or maybe they wanted a big brand name in headphones industry that they can control for their own reasons. Dont forget beats have many patents around sound so that might be a good reason.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:12 1

22. StanleyG88 (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


If they just wanted a Brand Name, they could have put iFones on any crap headFones and their Lemming followers would have eaten them up.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:03 11

19. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


One overrated company trying to buy another overrated company. Nice...

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:11 3

70. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Exactly - well, said....

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:25 2

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Beats? Hype, nonsense and lies for $3.2B? All this represents is really expensive really effective way to dilute the brand value of Apple.

What an epic fail. This acquisition must have been pushed on them by the bankers.

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