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Apple may acquire Beats: What say you?

Poll Results: How do you feel about Apple purchasing Beats?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 23% of voters (4)
    I just threw up in my mouth.
  • 58% of voters (10)
    I don't care.
  • 5% of voters (1)
    This will somehow have a positive effect on the industry as a whole - Apple should develop some interesting products as a result.
  • 17% of voters (3)
    Apple is making a huge mistake - Dr. Dre is laughing all the way to the bank.
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Armageddon is upon us.
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

How do you feel about this?

link to yahoo! news article (Click to show)
post #2 of 9
I am surprised by this (if they do actually aquire this company). Apple's players have tended to be a little colourful, not that far from neutral and fairly high quality. The headphones that Beats make to look at the frequency response curves have masses of bass which appeals to some. The fashion aspect links in with Apple, it will be interesting to see if or how the acquisition goes.
post #3 of 9
It may have more to do with streaming music than headphones.
Edited by GrindingThud - 5/9/14 at 10:01am
post #4 of 9

i care not.

 

one marketing company buys another marketing company.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
 

i care not.

 

one marketing company buys another marketing company.


It's just the kind of thing Steve Jobs would not even consider imo

post #6 of 9
Who cares?
I don't!
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 


It's just the kind of thing Steve Jobs would not even consider imo


why?  you think jobs hated marketing, you think that he hand picked ibuds because they were so amazing sounding, you think he fought  the dropping of wolfson dacs and moving to the vastly cheaper cirrus logic ones in the ipod and that he battle against the ipod "classic" evolution stalling years ago and having shifted entirely to screen centric devices?

 

to be clear i have no problem with corporations acting in the pursuit of money, that is what they exist for but lets try not to pretend that apple "cares" about audio quality.  they care about your money, as all companies do.

post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
 


why?  you think jobs hated marketing, you think that he hand picked ibuds because they were so amazing sounding, you think he fought  the dropping of wolfson dacs and moving to the vastly cheaper cirrus logic ones in the ipod and that he battle against the ipod "classic" evolution stalling years ago and having shifted entirely to screen centric devices?

 

to be clear i have no problem with corporations acting in the pursuit of money, that is what they exist for but lets try not to pretend that apple "cares" about audio quality.  they care about your money, as all companies do.

 

Please get off your high horse and stop talking like only you can see through marketing fluff, idol worship or what not. We are not that stupid.

 

The reason this acquisition would be weird is simply because it's redundant, as you pointed out, and yes, because it's a methodology Jobs wouldn't have chosen to further his pursuit of money.


Edited by heatofamatch - 5/13/14 at 2:59pm
post #9 of 9

sorry your right i was being overly snippy.  i am just irritated by the wash of crazy that goes on in regards to apple like its some religious cult and with jobs as some messianic figure. 

 

still i jumped to ranty without cause, so sorry.

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