There has been a long line of op-eds on the death of the iPod Classic over the past week. Mat Honan from Wired wrote one of the best pieces on the web in that long line. Jesse and I also spoke about the end of the iPod on the most recent episode of Off The Record (at the very end), which can also be found below.
The iPod Classic Is Dead
This week’s episode focusses on what happens when albums leak, juggling more than one job to make your dreams become reality, and the undiscussed plus sides of the Beats by Apple deal.
Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the fifth episode below!
Apple has officially acquired Beats for $3 billion, a price tag $200 million smaller than the original rumors suggested. The deal includes both the hardware and software sides of the company. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will also be joining the company. Read a press release below after the jump.
TechCrunch is reporting, via sources, that the Apple/Beats deal will still be happening, even though it hasn’t been announced yet. Many are assuming the deal won’t be announced until at least WWDC in two weeks. Read a report from TC below after the jump.