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Old May 28, 2014, 03:39 PM   #26
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Well it's going to make for an interesting keynote.

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Old May 28, 2014, 03:39 PM   #27
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I'm at a complete loss for words… I can't believe Tim Cook can destroy Apple's image so quickly.
How exactly is this destroying Apple's image? If anything this a great move for them both
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:40 PM   #28
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I'm at a complete loss for words… I can't believe Tim Cook can destroy Apple's image so quickly.
Yeah... cause you know... this buyout means they have no more money for iphone or mac R&D

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Oh wait.

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Old May 28, 2014, 03:40 PM   #29
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So it's finally been confirmed... Still not quite sure why they needed them so badly to pay $3B but I am fairly excited to see the new products/services that may come from this.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:40 PM   #30
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Morons. People will NOT be looking back fondly on the Cook era at Apple....
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:41 PM   #31
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I'm hoping they rename it "Beets" to capture the vegetable market. Apple has focused too long on fruits.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:41 PM   #32
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Lmao

Heads exploding all over macrumors.Dre. Chilling with Tim Cook.haha love it.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:41 PM   #33
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Obscene amount of money.
drop in a the bucket of the $150 billion + they have on hand.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:41 PM   #34
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So, Dre isn't really a billionaire like he said in his now infamous video, then? Another article on this site suggests he'll cop for $750m from this deal through his stake in the company, and I find it hard to believe he's presently worth the additional $250m.

OK, he'll never have money worries - but still, false advertising!
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:41 PM   #35
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Easy

Easy easy. Forget about the Beats products. $3 billion is a rounding error for teaming up with the guy in music industry negotiations. I see what you did there Cook et al.

Patience guys. Patience. They know what they're doing.

Now, connect our homes Monday, and people will see how you "cracked the TV"...which was never about the TV per se.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:41 PM   #36
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Dre made the best deal of his life, Apple one of their worst.
You don't know what you're talking about. You don't know what apple plans to do with the company or talent they acquired or what potential future products they have access to. You don't like their headphones so it's a bad deal for apple? They know what they are doing.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:41 PM   #37
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From crap earbuds to crap headphones.
I don't know... the earpods i got with my 5s sound better than any packaged earbuds I've ever heard. You've got to spend at least $100 to get something better.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:42 PM   #38
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Interesting picture is of tim cook and eddy cue... Clearly these guys will be working with eddy on services... Notice the absence of Johnny Ive? Here's hoping these guys stay far away from product design.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:42 PM   #40
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I just don't understand what they mean to gain from this.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:42 PM   #41
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I just don't understand what they mean to gain from this.
Streaming rights I'm sure.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:43 PM   #42
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Sweet Keynote by Dr Dre !
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:43 PM   #43
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If someone had told me a few months ago that Dr. Dre would be joining apple I would have never in a million years believed it. Pretty cool.
Straight Outta Compton Cupertino
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:43 PM   #44
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Yo!

Honestly, I would have liked to have seen them go with something a bit more classy for HiFi, like Sennheiser or B&W or whatever. But I reckon there were other factors like getting these two onboard and whatever Beats Music is doing.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:43 PM   #45
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I just don't understand what they mean to gain from this.
I think the majority of it is to get Iovine in there to really bring the music deals into Apple. Not sure why they needed the rest of BEATS but I trust Apple and their vision. They haven't proved us wrong yet.
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Old May 28, 2014, 03:43 PM   #46
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I, for one, am pretty excited about this.

If you read up on your Apple history, you'd know that Iovine has helped Apple a lot and has had influence in the company since the introduction of iTunes. Plus he's a really big name in the music industry and that will certainly benefit Apple.
People on these forums like to bitch. They have no idea what this acquisition means but they are certain it's a bad one. This is good for apple and will give apple a major player in music/tv negotiations.
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That sickens me so much I think I need a doctor.
Ha....I see what you did there.
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Is it me, or is that picture *really* weird. Must be the wide angle or something but Tim Cook's head looks too small for his regular body and x-large shoulder, and Eddie Cue's shirt is two sizes too small.

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Old May 28, 2014, 03:44 PM   #49
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I'm just gonna leave it here and slowly back away..

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Old May 28, 2014, 03:44 PM   #50
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So, Dre isn't really a billionaire like he said in his now infamous video, then? Another article on this site suggests he'll cop for $750m from this deal through his stake in the company, and I find it hard to believe he's presently worth the additional $250m.

OK, he'll never have money worries - but still, false advertising!
he never actually claimed he was... that was Tyrese
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