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I dug around a bit. The earlier headphones may be crappy but the newer ones seem pretty good. So that's good to know.
Well just whoring themselves to Android devices would be something complementary to Apple since the latter won't do it.As a separate brand, Beats will have more leeway and flexibility in execution.They certainly won't brand crappy products as Apple products though. That's just common sense.
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...
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