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The Playstation division is heavily influenced by music folks. They figured out a way to make creative media staff work well with techies. Those account managers treat the game developers like talents in the music industry. Folks loved it. A lot of creative work came out of the unlikely "partnership". Will be interesting to what Apple's choices are.
Just wait for them to confirm and flesh out the deal for us.Interesting if they stay on as executives. If it's part time, then Apple will need someone powerful enough in HQ to run the show though. Will that be Tim or Eddy or someone else ? I love the uncharacteristic move so far. Makes the company more unpredictable and adventurous after a long march. Eager to see the final deal either way.
 Heh heh, yeah, that's why I'm waiting for Apple to confirm the deal. Then I try it out to see how well their due diligence holds together.
 Very often, doing startup is tough because you get distracted by infrastructure, partners, cash-flow and other resources issues. You may not be able to realize your full product potential. It is very common for startups to compromise for the first few product iterations. That's why they sought out early adopter customers. But over time, the startups are supposed to improve the products as they shift gradually to attack the mainstream, less forgiving customers.With more...
 It's not just popular. It's popular and priced at a premium. Plus the pretty unique music streaming service. People pay for it and Apple continue to carry it in their stores. If customers hated it, Apple would have heard, and perhaps pulled it from their stores. It is different from giving out for free or selling at cost to gain marketshare.
 They have something working that's gaining momentum in the high end segment. That alone is worth a lot.  $3.2b valuation is taking into consideration the startup's business performance. It is not so common for a startup to make money.As for technology, Apple has them. If Beats can use Apple tech, then all the better.  
Have you used a Beats headphone say... for movies and gaming ? I am going to try soon.
Buying Beats for the brand is not a problem. What they do with the acquired brand is more interesting to see. We don't know it yet.I don't know why you think Cook is a bean counter. This $3.2b acquisition rumor (if confirmed), and the investment in Sapphire manufacturing say otherwise. 
Yes I don't expect that part to change because that's the personality of the Beats headphones. They should be good for gaming and watching movies too, which is probably why the teens like it.It is fine because if they want, Apple may roll out its own brand of neutral sounding gears.I would not be surprised if headphones become the first wearable gears Apple rollout.
It's the execution that count. Apple also used an OEM MP3 platform but iPod ends up in a different place from the rest.Beats is considered high end because people paid good money for their products, and quality is decent now. Some people may not like it because it's "bassy". Then again perhaps that's what the teens want. If Beats tune their headset as neutral as everyone else, they would lose their attractiveness to these people.I use Sennheiser myself. I probably will use...
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