Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre May Make First Official Appearance at Apple's WWDC

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, who are expected to take on senior roles at Apple following the company's rumored acquisition of Beats Electronics, may make their first appearance at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place in June.

    Citing sources familiar with the Beats Electronics acquisition talks, Billboard suggests Apple may introduce the two new hires during the event, possibly announcing Iovine as the company's new music chief. Iovine's role may include overseeing Apple's music strategy, securing deals and maintaining relationships with music labels.

    Apple is currently said to be in talks with Beats Electronics over a $3.2 billion acquisition that would see the company gaining the Beats headphone business, its music service, and its two co-founders, Iovine and Dre.

    Apple's interest in the company is said to be centered around Iovine, who has deep ties to the music industry, but it also gives Apple a successful speaker and headphone accessory line along with an established streaming music service. According to a recent report from Reuters, Apple will likely keep the Beats brand as a separate entity, giving it a way to test a subscription music service without compromising its own iTunes store.

    As noted by Billboard, Dr. Dre, aka Andre Young, has previously appeared at an Apple event, congratulating Steve Jobs on the launch of both the iPod and the iTunes Store via video. Iovine has also had an ongoing relationship with Apple, initially pitching Steve Jobs on a music service back in 2003 and speaking with Apple executives prior to the launch of Beats Music earlier this year.

    The deal between Apple and Beats Electronics is expected to be announced soon, possibly as early as this week.

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  2. TWSS37 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
  3. SmokyD macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2007
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

    Aug 29, 2008
    City of London
  5. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020


    Jun 10, 2010
    I don't get the constant overly dramatic complaints over this deal.
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
  7. MellowFuzz macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2013
    Will Dre be making a video appearance at WWDC? I can see that going down well...
  8. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    Yeah! All I need is a iPhone 6 covered in ice and for a bonus they give you Grills.:cool:
  9. Klae17 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    Time for some mad beets.

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  10. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009

    Only in Hologram form.:D
  11. 0815 macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2010
    here and there but not over there
    Probably a streaming service API so that developers can use from now on the Beats/iTunes streaming service in their apps :cool: .... after all, it is the developer conference.
  12. Legend of Ive macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
    Dr Dre is going to be like "I'm the First Billionaire in Hip Hop from the Mother ****ing West Cost Nugga"
  13. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
  14. 0815 macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2010
    here and there but not over there
    Its because nobody knows what the deal is really about and people tend to bash the unknown (makes them feel more save). There is for sure a good reason behind the deal - but nobody outside of Apple/Beats knows it.
  15. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009
    Tim Cook takes to stage, announces iPhone 6 which is exactly the same as iPhone 5S but with Beats Audio! Then cracks a joke to say he told you he doubled down on secrecy, you guys thought we were going to make a bigger phone!
  16. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
  17. Ventilatedbrain macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2012
    Me neither , I for one am glad they're adding some funk into the apple brand
  18. Legend of Ive macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
    Lot of people were complaining about Angela getting 68 Mil. These dudes are about to cash in 3.2 Bill. But I applaud them for their business accomplishment for making a billion dollar company out of headphones
  19. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    WNY or Utica
    First African American Keynote speaker? Yay! (I'm black btw)
  20. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    Is this what Cook meant when he said we'd see new products across 2014? New executives announced at WWDC? Lol
  21. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Came to post inb4 racist comments. Was too late.
  22. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Dr. Dre should start the show off with a diss rap to Samsung.
  23. elev8d macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    Haha. I know it would never happen, but I'd laugh so hard if he performed Dre Day and Forgot about Dre at WWDC. ::p
  24. grumple macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2013
    After reading these threads, I'm embarrassed to be an Apple fan. Some people need to grow up.

    Looking forward to their keynotes @ WWDC 2014
  25. Thunderhawks macrumors 601

    Feb 17, 2009
    But I am sure he stayed at a Holiday Inn!

    And to think Apple could have had a website address:


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