Apple iPhone 6 powered by Beats Dre!
Yes, be prepared, cause looks like that will happen. According to a report in The Financial Times and The Verge, Apple is negotiating and closing on acquiring Beats for $3.2 billion. Beats has worked with the likes of HTC in the past on enhancing the audio experience on mobile, but the acquisition of Beats by Apple, if it happens, we bet would be for more reasons than just bettering the sound on the iPhone.
According to the report, Apple would be acquiring entire of Beats which includes the headphones and speaker manufacturing division as well as the streaming service. So far, Beats has been one of the direct competitors of iTunes Radio and not only would this move kill a competition but also help Apple expand into new verticals especially as Apple is set to walk into the wearables field later this year. The earpods that come bundled with iPhones are made by Bose at the moment but in all honesty, lesser spoken about them the better, so this might finally be the opportunity to bundle half decent headphones with the most premium handsets that iPhones are.
The move if goes through will be the biggest ever for Apple and could be completed as early as next week, though both Beats and Apple have decided to keep mum on the speculation. The report says that the executives from Beats and Apple met several times last year before Beats launched its music streaming service. With the digital music sales hitting a low with album sale and individual track sales down by 13 and 11 percent respectively, there could be some very interesting developments in that space if both Beats and Apple do become one.