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 You've summed up my feelings well.  This has certainly been the case through the Mini's history and they've had many opportunities to respond to the many who've been begging for the Mini to be current, but it clearly isn't their intent.   The comparison to the iPod Touch is a good one.
 I totally get Apple's portables driving their computer business.  But they've been making the OS X laptops thinner and lighter so regularly that it really seems as if the thinness and light weight of the MBPs have, or soon will, reach the point where they just can't make the best machine with that ever shrinking profile as a priority.   The Mini, OTOH, can be a box of 2 inches more or 4 oz heavier and it won't matter, but you've gotten an important piece of board in...
  You're missing the point, as good audio isn't a factor in any company's value.  It's about making money with what they're buying.  Sennheiser is a good example of a (privately held) company that won't be bought by any publicly held company any time soon much less Apple.  No public company buys any audio company like Sennheiser, for a variety of reasons.  Same with Pandora and Spotify.  For all one can point to Beats' streaming and say "why would they have any interest in...
   I think you answered your own question  :  )  Naturally he acquisition has something to do with it, but it's not at all peculiar or bad style.  Very likely Bose has been keeping an eye on this for years and given it wait-and -see status depending on the arc of Beats as an entity.  Keep in mind that Iovine's made his millions by selling and buying companies (in fact he sold and bought back Interscope several times at startling profits each time) much moreso than he ever...
   Very true.  Phase reversal has been around since man has been able to make stereo recordings.  At it's most basic it's swapping a single wire.  There are a variety of approaches to noise canceling, simple phase reversal being the easiest and most commonly used.  Even in more complex approaches reversal of phase is often the final component, with the rest often used to enable what you desire to not cancel to be clearer and with less artifacts.      But patents are...
 That's with trademarks.  Patents don't fall into a use or lose scenario.  (Copyrights either).
 I doubt any of those have any forward thinking technology or assets worth owning to Apple.  Beats, for better or worse, did.
 It won't be any easier to collect from Apple than it would have beat from Beats before Apple.  The top shelf law firms of either would be arguing the same points to dismiss it.   Having deep pockets doesn't translate into easy settlements, especially if it will affect arguments in future headphone patent technology cases for them.
 That's the way it's always done.  There are times during a clear infraction when it's not time to sue yet.  For example, if someone steals a song and puts it out as one of theirs you never sue until it's a hit, or until its arc is over even if it's years later.  Otherwise you have no damages to claim, and they won't have money to pay.   Similarly if your value of the claim is in the millions and you know the company has no net worth (though we know in this case Beats had...
Extremely limited cases available for phone:  phone no sell   Cases finally readily available:  phone sells
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