Nearly two weeks in the past rumours of Apple making its largest acquisition ever went a bit nuts. Apple was considered shopping for up Dr Dre’s headphone firm, Beats, for about $three.2 billion.
Afterwards, Dre claimed to be the primary billionaire rapper and the rumours started to snowball increasingly, however it type of petered out earlier than something got here from it. Now the hearsay mill has began up once more and a report published on Tuesday 27 says Apple goes by way of with the deal however is slicing the worth.
It’s thought Apple has dropped its supply to $three billion after it discovered the streaming music website Beats Music solely had 111,000 paid subscribers in March. The corporate initially thought it had extra and Apple needs to make use of it to spice up iTunes Radio
Beats Music’s most important competitor is Spotify which has over 10 million paying clients and 30 million common customers on its free service.
To the everyman that drop from $three.2 billion to $three billion might not appear to be a lot of a leap nevertheless it’s unclear whether or not Beats will settle for the decrease supply simply but. If it does we anticipate to see some official information come out of both camp by the top of the week. Both that or the physician himself might submit one other drunken bragging clip on the web.
The headphone division of Beats additionally managed to usher in $1.three billion in 2013 so it’s no shock Apple needs to purchase up the enterprise as nicely.
However we don’t precisely assume the deal shall be concerning the headphones themselves. In the event you haven’t already, comply with on to our piece about why Apple really wants to buy Beats.