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You see, 60% of the high end headphone market believe Beats give them what they want. They voted with their money.It's the technologists who declare that the Beats headphones are not up to par. They could be basing their opinions on earlier products, or they have different needs and standards. The numbers show that the market (segments) like Beats. So that's that.Whether it's headphone or streaming service, I am pretty sure Apple execs will evaluate their options...
Me too ! But if Apple acquire Beats and turn them into gold, then they are good ?Besides, they are selling well as a premium brand already. Apple certainly know their numbers since AppleStore carry Beats.
Not if Apple or Beats improve their h/w, or drop the mediocre ones. It really depends on where Apple want to go. They are not tied down by Beats' existing stock/inventory.It is quite meaningless to simply worrying about brand names. More important for a company like Apple to deliver the goods.That's how they survive over the years.
3.2b is based on established way of valuating a company.As long as Apple want to go there, it will mean they think they can recoup the money back. They are a thrifty bunch.
I don't know if it's fair to call Beats mediocre when they are doing well, and their product has improved.A lot of startups are worse plus not making money despite great hype.I would say great execution so far, but they need to keep it up. Continue to improve their h/w (if still relevant), and of course scale the service up. They have a unique concept at the right time.The rest in the mean time will depend on whether Apple still like them after due diligent I guess ?
If the deal goes through, I will take one for the team to sign up and report back.
If Beats h/w are mediocre, then Apple won't sell them. ^_^OTOH, the acquisition can improve Beats' implementation. It doesn't have to be always negative direction.If Iovine is good, then Apple will tie him down enough. Being an advisor doesn't really mean he can run away with Apple unprepared. There will be satisfactory terms from both sides. This is all assuming the rumors are true.
Not at all. Now that I think about it. Eddy Cue may continue to lead iTunes, while Beats lead the all-access streaming service. Both will fight to be the best. Beats may indeed cannibalize iTunes. Besides, it is unclear if iTunes will be available on Android, but Beats is. May (or may not) be a bigger PR mess if Apple takes iTunes to Android.Apple will remain Apple in terms of device and service quality. Beats headphones, if Apple continue to sell them, will use whatever...
Iovine is advisor to Tim Cook, so Cook will have the final say. IMHO, Eddy Cue negotiated with the music execs for iRadio and iTunes. It may be awkward or conflicting for him to negotiate an iTunes killer with the studios. He may not go far enough.After acquisition, Beats negotiation can be hooked up by Iovine with Cook's support.Eddy Cue probably should focus on Maps, CarPlay, web apps, and whatever he's planning next. But that's just me. 3.2b is small number for Apple....
The outcome would be different.Beats is cross platform, and music specific. It is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.Apple and iTunes are heavily associated with iOS and Macs, plus some Windows.
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