Sources: Apple, Re/code, New York Times
quote: ... audio as a status symbol or jewelry
quote: I'm not sure. What other company comes to mind when I say "overpriced with a strong brand following."Apple. These two are a perfect fit.Honestly, the Beats Dr. Dre Executive are reviewed favorably. They aren't the top of the line and certainly aren't the best value but they do sound great. The cheaper models aren't even worth considering but most people who buy these headphones buy them for the status symbol and the audio quality is secondary. Again, what other company does that sound like??
quote: Just wondering, what makes you think Dr. Dre has a low IQ?
quote: est case scenario for Apple imho is for Tim Cook to get the boot and for Dr. Dre to become CEO. It sounds outlandish and laughable
quote: I agree. Beats is overpriced boutique electronics for the trendy tech-illiterate masses just like most Apple products. I look at it as a company spending 3 billion dollars to buy another company to reinforce its negative brand image. Now if they had purchased Shure's headphone division or Etymonic, that would have been a more serious move.
quote: Agreed, Jobs understood high-end audio. He owned magneplanars and built Harman-Kardon audio into the second generation iMacs and many of the clear-plastic models that were made. He never would have aligned with Beats Audio, which is the commoditization of audio as a status symbol or jewelry.
quote: Do you really think this deal is about headphones?
quote: that are better at negotiations than Eddie Cue.
quote: which have resulted in Apple having the broadest and richest content ecosystem in the business.
quote: I was with ya till this. LOL! Such shill.
quote: Now that Apple has sucked up Beats, they should totally go after Bose and Monster Cable too. Maybe they could cluster all their products together in the stores, and make it that much easier for the clueless dipsh1ts of this world to find the products they're looking for.
quote: and make it that much easier for the clueless dipsh1ts of this world to find the products they're looking for.
quote: Dr dre networth was not 1 billion dollar before this deal it was closer to 500 million.
quote: Sounds like Dr. Dre's drunken outbursts cost him a cool $200 million.