Stock is up 2% today.
Stock is up $12,000,000,000 today.
Much more than the Beats sale price. Wow.
That is something, isn't it? Wall Street has very narrow expectations.
Some people here are funny... "I don't like Beats headphones - they're cheap and stink, therefore this is a horrible deal! They should buy the headphones I personally use." Good thing you don't run a billion dollar company if that's your rationale, to only invest in what you personally like, eff the public majority or the companies assets.
Spot on. (Sounds like the arguments -- ironically -- that most Androiders make on Apple sites about why/how their products are superior!)
Audiophiles making a big deal about headphone quality listening to lossy MP3/AAC music on their iDevices are simply revealing their aural snobbery. You just can't tell the difference at that level of sound quality. Moreover, for those who complain about the excessive bass on Beats, I've wondered, why don't they simply choose the 'Bass Reducer' option under EQ?!
Beats Executive is only $199 at Costco.
Might consider just for the noise cancellation
I kind of suspected the entire market was up again.
I agree with you. It seems to me that you really have to be able to "think different" to appreciate this deal. Apple did it first, some of these analysts came along 2nd, and eventually there might even be a consensus amongst the AI commenters. OK OK, maybe it was the drugs talking about that last one, but two out of three aint bad!
Seems like Apple did something that has even the most devout Apple defenders scrambling to rationalize it to themselves. Apple made their decision. Now it's every AI commenter's duty to defend it.
Big Nike announcement?
Then maybe it makes sense to wait and see what they have planned first. This deal didn't start overnight. They've probably been working on this for months.
I wonder when Apple is going to release their own sneaker line?
If grabbing money from urban people and people with darker complexions is the main goal here, according to certain defenders of this deal, then Apple should definitely make a sneaker line. Certain people will literally stab and kill for sneakers and trendy sneakers are a high profit, high margin business, and this is all about making money according to certain people, isn't it?
I also have a hard time telling the difference between what certain defenders of this deal are saying and what Samsung trolls usually say, because the messages are both similar. Apple has lost their cool and they need to capture the youth market. I find that reasoning to be absurd, because when somebody is spouting Samsung propaganda, then that is not somebody who I can take seriously.
I don't think that Apple has lost their cool at all, and I also don't think that Apple needs to pander to any certain markets. Just make the best devices and people will buy them.
Are you really this ignorant?
I am sure Apple has the data, and knows it well. What you (or I speculate) about this is irrelevant beyond compare.
"I use Spotify.." therefore I know what dozens of millions of people are doing?! Wow, the arrogance (I've used that word in relation to your posts before) -- the silliness of generalizing about all of humanity from your one data point says it all for me.
Spotify is great, but there are many things beyond the quality of the service that may have made one more or less desirable. It could be related to their content licensing terms, financial solvency, how well they would integrate (not talking about just 2 people), or many other things. I like their streaming service, but I don't know how it would have looked as a possible acquisition based solely on the quality of their streaming client.
I think he has fun with the rants. I get a laugh out of some of those posts, because reading them as text on a page brings to mind more of a caricature than a real person.
If it's like you spending $3, then you are worth less than $600. I imagine that even the poorest of those who frequent this site are worth a few thousand dollars.