Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Apple Sony merger? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Apple Sony merger? trojanshawn Posted: February 8, 2008 11:49AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 Interesting article. Thought I would share it since it doesn't look like its been posted yet.http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aBUsWjRX0foE Comments Reply 1 of 8 hmurchison Posts: 12,341member February 8, 2008 12:05PM Sony's heavily invested in tech that Apple doesn't need (Columbia Pictures, CMOS processors for cameras, Optical techology) Plus the hegemony at Sony still have issues with copyright and oppresive DRM. Sony isn't cool because they've allowed themselves to become stiff curmudgeons and until they get rid of their corporate cancer Apple should steer well clear of them. Howard Stringer can put lipstick on a pig and hope no one notices. The PS3 should have been the Wii..instead it became an "ok" console that plays HD movies....yawn. Reply 2 of 8 rich-myster Posts: 771member February 8, 2008 12:12PM the article seems to be pure speculation, but i believe that some advantages could arrive from a merge, for example, cheap blu-ray drives in macs Reply 3 of 8 SpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member February 8, 2008 12:16PM Ain't gonna ever happen. Ever. Reply 4 of 8 trojanshawn Posts: 91member February 8, 2008 6:34PM Quote:Originally Posted by Rich-Myster the article seems to be pure speculation, but i believe that some advantages could arrive from a merge, for example, cheap blu-ray drives in macs It is speculation. It's an opinion article. But sure points out some cool ideas. Reply 5 of 8 nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member February 10, 2008 5:03AM Heh. Not happening in the next few years. Asian culture clash as well. Reply 6 of 8 mdotdubz Posts: 244member February 10, 2008 7:54AM Quote:Originally Posted by nvidia2008 Heh. Not happening in the next few years. Asian culture clash as well.Sony is useless...except for their content as a movie/music studio. Reply 7 of 8 tonton Posts: 14,067 February 10, 2008 8:38AM Quote:Originally Posted by mdotdubz Sony is useless...except for their content as a movie/music studio.Well, that and the fact that they bought the once most innovative camera manufacturer... Reply 8 of 8 macbookair77 Posts: 59member February 10, 2008 3:17PM Not going to happen here are some reasons First, Sony is worth a lot and Apple may not have enough to buy itSecond, What is going to happen to the Walkman will it become a new iPod product?Third, Sont has a TON of subsidaries and Apple may not have enough to handle all of them Sign In or Register to comment.