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Nobody seems to realize that Iovine was talking in general about earbuds that come with phones - not specifically Apple's earbuds.
I hope Apple improves on the sound front - the old Apple Hi-Fi speaker did not sound good - they went for volume instead of clear sound, just like Beats goes for heavy bass instead of clear sound.
Wow - you're reading all that into a paragraph on his blog. "It's about his tone", "he's not being truthful", etc. Wow again. I find his statement totally believable.
Hard for you, maybe - he's probably just better than that, and has other things on his plate.
I personally have no opinion on whether it's worth it or not - we really don't know what Apple's plans are (as usual). I'm only negative on the quality of the Beats headphones - I don't want Apple to be manufacturing crap like that, with such bad bad sound. I would hope Apple would go in the other direction, like Neil Young's Pono project (high-resolution sound).
You're looking at it upside down - it's 999.
In the news tonight: Apple is still buying Beats, and Generalissimo Franco is still dead.
They may read the New York Times, though. Hopefully the appeals court judges have a wider view of all this, and accept Apple's argument that what they did was legal (because it increased competition). The DoJ should be responding to Apple's appeals court filing very soon.
Apple doesn't enter a market to lose money.
Does anybody here realize that this dispute is over physical books, not ebooks?   These new titles haven't been published yet - Amazon is preventing pre-orders of future physical books. There's no mention of Amazon and Hatchette fighting over ebooks. It's a whole different issue, though it does show how scummy Amazon is, and that they'll do anything to screw the publishers.   The funny thing is that Amazon can't do the same thing against the publishers with ebooks,...
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