Seems like all the rappers are picking sides. Next thing you know, Lil' Wayne's going to work for Sony!
CRAZY news today, as Apple are reportedly in talks about a $3.2 BILLION dollar acquisition of the headphone making company Beats Entertainment, makers of the Dr Dre Beats headphones. Talk about two companies with overprice stuff sticking together! Anyways, the deal hasn't officially come through yet, but if it does, it will be the biggest acquisition Apple have ever made, overtaking the buyout of NeXT (A programming company who went on to create Mac OS X and iOS.) all the way back in 1997, which was $404 million dollars! Your move, Zuckerberg.
This has happened after Facebook bought Oculus a couple of weeks ago for $2 billion, to extremely mixed opinions. Still, Apple and Facebook ain't got nothing on Vodafone, who bought German internet and telephone company for $185.1 billion dollars in 1999. Peasants.
In my opinion, this seems like a bit of a waste of money for Apple. Sure, Beats make good headphones and speakers, but there are FAR better options that they could have bought for a fraction of that price! I just don't think that this acquisition will help Apple advance anymore.
What do you guys think? Is this a good buy for Apple? Or is it a waste of money? Tell us in the comments below!