Last week we heard that Apple had purchased Beats Audio in a deal worth $3.2 billion, the deal has yet to be confirmed by Apple, although it was confirmed by Dr Dre on a video that was posted online, that has since been removed.
We also heard last week that Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine was expected to join Apple as an adviser, although according to a recent report, both of the co-founders of Beats, which includes Dr Dre, will take on a senior role at Apple when the acquisition is completed.
The Apple Beats Audio deal has yet to be officially confirmed by Apple, although it was confirmed last week by Beats Audio co-founder Dr Dre, who was featured on a video confirming he was the first hip hop billionaire.
The purchase of Beats Audio by Apple has left many people puzzled about why Apple would buy the company for $3.2 billion, although according to a recent report, the deal is about music streaming, and not hardware.
Apple has yet to officially confirm its purchase of Beats Audio for $3.2 billion, although Dr Dre confirmed the deal online last week, in a video which has now been removed, the deal is expected to be announced at the Apple WWDC 2014 conference.
Yesterday we heard that both co-founder of Beats Audio, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine would be joining Apple in senior roles, and now according to a recent report, the two will appear at Apple WWDC 2014.
Apple iOS 8 is expected to launch in September, along with the new iPhone 6 and the Apple iWatch, and now according to a recent report, the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS will apparently come with HD Audio.
Apple will apparently launch a new version of its in ear headphones and also an updated lightning connector with the iPhone 6, the headphones will be compatible with HD audio.
Apple’s deal with Japan’s largest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo was a smartphone move for the company, as according to a recent report, the deal has helped the Apple iPhone grab a 36 percent share of Japan’s mobile phone market.
The news comes in a report from research firm MM Research Institute LTD, who have said that sales of the Apple iPhone accounted for 36.5 percent of all mobile phone sales in Japan for the 12 months up until the end of March 2014.
Last week we heard that Apple had purchased Beats Audio in a deal which was worth $3.2 billion, and whilst Apple has yet to confirm the deal, Dr Dre, one of the two co-founders of Beat Audio all but confirmed the purchase in an online video.
This lead many people to believe that the deal between the two companies had been completed, although according to a recent report by re/code, the deal isn’t finalized and wont be completed until next week.
Gaming on both Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform is extremely popular, and now according to a recent report, both Apple and Google are attempting to get developers to release exclusive games for their platforms.
Apple and Google are apparently trying to make sure that their platforms get exclusive games, this has apparently been going on for some time, with the two companies, fighting it out to get exclusive content.
Apple and Samsung recently concluded their latest lawsuit, and Apple were awarded $119.6 million in damages from Samsung, although the foreman of the Jury, who awarded Apple the damages had something to say to Apple regarding the lawsuit.
According to a recent report by the WSJ, Tom Dunham, who was the foreman of the Jury, and an ex IBM employee, suggested that Apple should be going after Google in the future and not Samsung.
Apple’s latest MacBook Air refresh thoroughly underwhelmed many analysts. Speculation suggested that a new 12-inch model might replace both the 11-inch and 13-inch versions, and common sense made an upgrade to Retina resolution seem inevitable. Yet, the new units are just more of the same, albeit with slightly quicker processors, and a lower price tag. Has Apple become complacent, or is the company stalling for time ahead of a big new release?
What you get, for less
Detailed by Apple enthusiast blog 9to5Mac this week, Apple has rolled out a new promotion targeted at iPhone owners that are still using the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Starting on May 8, 2014, Apple is offering up to $99 for an iPhone 4 trade-in and up to $199 for an iPhone 4S trade-in when upgrading to either the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5S.
This promotion is pretty much in line with other retailers. Amazon, for instance, offers between $65 to $75 for a base model iPhone 4 and about $140 for the base model iPhone 4S. It’s likely that Apple has a similar pricing structure between the base models and the more expensive models with increased storage space.Â