Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
So nothing. I’ve made no comment as to that.
You are just being dense. This is a company they bought not people. A company that frankly has many products that mesh well with Apple. Wake up!
Is Apple lacking in style? No. Do they perform too well and need to perform worse? No.
They do need to perform better and frankly this will help with that.
Why would they want Beats if the products are style over performance?
Actually it isn't completely about style. The hardware is tuned for a type of music in some cases and others are actually well rounded devices.
Would trusting the executives that ousting Jobs was the right thing have been the right thing?
Even Jobs himself acknowledged that in the end it was a good thing for both him and the company.
Oh, yes. This idea should therefore NEVER come into question…
I really don't think you have a clue about the industry they are buying into. Consider this Apple for a long time was considered low class in the audio world because the compressed iTunes files supposedly lost much of the "information" that makes good music so rewarding. The problem is that much of the market is built around snob appeal and often no noticeable difference in technical performance. Yet given this reality Apple, ITunes and the iPods succeeded. Now ask yourself why?
The why is pretty easy, most people aren't snobs. They don't have dedicated "listening rooms" set up in their houses with ten of thousands invested in audio hardware. Rather the common use of music is to listen to it in the back ground while doing something else. Apple effectively went after the general consumer with iTunes and iPods thus cornering a huge portion of the market. They did that by covering all genres. As it is they have a massive library that is unmatched by being inclusive of all of these different categories.
So when you get onboard here and rail against the association with Rap you just demonstrate that you don't have a clue as Apple has been associated with Rap for years. Further you bury yourself by seemingly implying that the beats hardware is only good for Rap. That isn't true no more than saying an iPod is only good for Reggae, classical or whatever.
People have preferences and tastes that often are not what appeals to us personally. There is nothing wrong with that. Consider professional studios for a minute, not every engineer is making use of the same headphones in these studios. So you have to ask yourself why, could it be taste, or maybe the physical make up of the individual listening. I won't even get into the difference in sound one can hear simply by shifting headphones, earpieces or whatever around on ones head. In the end Beats sells a device that works well for the people that buys them. If they didn't sales would be non existent.