Will apple put Beats logo on the back of the iPhones now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stayfly2407, May 28, 2014.

  1. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2011
    I like beats audio and have a few pair of headphones like the Pros. But other than music streaming what does this mean for apple? beats logo on iPhones? How about the common white headphones but with red beats EarPods coming with iPhones now, MacBooks with built in Beats Speakers? could any of this be possible with the acquisition? IPhone 6S maybe?
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    apple owns beats now. beats is no longer a company. apple and beats are one if you get what I'm saying. and apple is one to not put crappy looking carrier logos on phones, why would they put a beats logo?
  3. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    Apple never put "Intel inside" stickers on their computers. While they now own Beats, I'll bet you'll never see anything but the Apple logo on iPhones.
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2005
    The 6ix
    It's far too early to even speculate on these, but I would have to assume Apple would abhor Beats logos on their products, regardless of their prestige.
    From the front page article (and other sources), it seems like Cook is particularly interested in their music service:

    edit: I don't think abhor means what I think it means...
  5. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    I rather like the Beats logo, but it's not going to appear on any Apple product that contains a processor.

    Beats will presumably be in a position to have exactly colour-matched earphones/headphones on the shelves the moment that any new iPhone or iPod is released, but I'd be surprised to see those bearing the Apple logo in place of, or in addition to, the Beats logo.

    I think that the Beats physical product line will simply continue on its own sweet, profitable way.
  6. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

    May 17, 2014
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  7. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    I was about to quote this. Apple never put Intel Inside stickers and for that matter they also never put the official HDMI logo on their computers with HDMI ports, its labeled HDMI but doesn't have the proper font. In both cases this actually cuts down on the royalties Apple has to pay to each company, not that Apple needs to worry about this since the volume of devices they make more than makes up for it but its worth noting. I believe USB 3.0 also prefers the inside port connector to be blue as well and Apple didn't follow that mantra either.

    Anyways...Apple has bought out numerous company's both big and small and it, to my knowledge, has never changed their product style in the ways that some other company might do. Apple does not bend over for anyone when it comes to their design, Johnny Ives would not allow it.
  9. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    I *could* see high-end iPods, with Apple earphones removed, sold with complementary Beats-branded earphones or headphones as 'gift packs'.

    Did the Apple Pro Speakers have HK branding on them? Apple certainly made a song and dance about HK's involvement.

    The Twentieth Anniversary Mac had prominent Bose marks on it. Can't envisage anything like that happening again.
  10. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    Doubtful. The only Apple product that had an additional logo was the HP version of the iPod many years ago.

  11. sunking101 macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    Apple paid a lot of money for the Beats brand, so I sure see them using it.
  12. Crichton333 macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2014
    They will make some cross promotion but I doubt logo sharing on the same product.
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Gah, I hope not. I'm not a fan of Beats and adding it to the iPhone will definitely detract from the beautiful design.
  14. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    If I remember correctly, part of the hold up for the iPhone getting Verizon was that Apple wouldn't budge on adding the VZW logo to the phone, except to have their name next to the signal strength like AT&T.

    So, even though Apple now owns Beats, I wouldn't expect to see the additional logo on anything.
  15. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    If Apple ever includes free beats headphones with the iPhone, then I could see them using the logo on the box--but not on the iPhone itself.

    Then again, in the post-Steve Jobs era anything could change. I feel that Apple is gradually becoming more of an average tech company.
  16. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    Do I see it going on the phone....absolutely not. Beats has nothing to do with the actual phone.

    Do I see the logo going on the headphone/ear-buds, possibly. A slight change, such as having a red chord on the ear-buds, I think that would be most likely to happen.
  17. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    That would look awful. The white headphones and cord are iconic. I would settle for a small Beats logo on the buds if necessary.
  18. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    Why in the world would Apple put the Beats logo on future iPhone's? It's a bit ridiculous if you ask me. I could, however, see them packaging Beats earbuds in with future iPhone/iPod models.
  19. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I imagine that the beats hardware line will pretty much be left alone. Maybe they'll get some special lighting dock or Bluetooth access with iDevices, or the speaker tech will be used but not labeled. Personally I think they should leave the Apple EarPods alone. Continue to give them away with iPhones and iPods and sell them separately for however much ($29?).

    As for the subscription service, I could see Apple putting their own spin on it. I haven't seen it, so I can't guess what it will be. Red is already part of the music app on iDevices, so it could be something there. Or they could totally remove the Beats name and fold it into iTunes and the Music app.
  20. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2013
  21. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    I doubt Beats logo would be on a product. Product box, maybe.

    I'd guess Beat Music stays as is...this gets "iTunes" on Windows and Anrdoid phones as lots of people wanted.
  22. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Apple will never give you a pair of beats with your phone. The thought is insane and ludicrous.
  23. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013
    Is that so? Surely Beats hasn't become Apple - they'll still (as far as we know) make Beats branded headphones. They're still a company, it's just that the company is owned by a larger company.


    What was the HP version?
  24. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Can't wait until all carrier logo's are eliminated...

    Wouldn't it be great if Apple were to be the GSM / data provider on your iOS device?
  25. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    When iPods were relatively new, Apple partnered with HP in order to sell iPods through HP's much larger distribution network. HP also preinstalled iTunes on all of its PCs.

    Eww, GSM! :p

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