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Eddie Cue and Jimmy Iovine talk Beats deal and future of Apple

Apple's Eddie Cue and Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine in Walt's famous red chairs to dish on Beats acquisition

Eddie Cue and Beats Jimmy Iovine sat in Walt’s famous red chairs to dish on the Beats acquisition

Now that Apple’s acquisition of Beats has finally been made official, Eddie Cue and Jimmy Iovine took the stage at the the inaugural Code Conference tonight to give a peak behind the scenes of deal, as well as glimpse at what’s to come in 2014 – including the best product pipeline the company has seen in 25 years.

The interview comes as Apple is preparing for its annual developer’s conference in San Francisco next week where it’s expected to announce new versions of iOS and OS X, and while will have to wait to see if any hardware will come out as well, Eddie Cue is already hard at work hyping Apple’s upcoming products.

Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg led the conversation with Eddie Cue starting things off by parroting Tim Cook’s statements that Apple acquired Beats for three reasons: Talent, Headphones, and a Music Subscription Service, before revealing these eight new tidbits on the deal as well as the future of Apple:

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Tim Cook skips annual onstage interview, Apple sends two top execs instead

Cook opposite Mossberg and Swisher at the D11 conference last year

Cook opposite Mossberg and Swisher at the D11 conference last year

Elusive Apple CEO Tim Cook will skip his annual sit-down interview with tech journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Instead, Apple is sending two of Cook’s top lieutenants to sit in the hot seat during the Code Conference this May.

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Tim Cook: Maybe We Will Make A Bigger iPhone, But Not Yet

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Analysts have been trying to convince Apple for some time that it needs a range of iPhones to better compete with rivals like Samsung, but CEO Tim Cook doesn’t agree.

During his interview at D11 last night, Cook explained to Walt Mossberg that Apple doesn’t want to become “defocused” with multiple iPhone lines. He did suggest, however, that the Cupertino company may address different consumer needs in the future.

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Tim Cook To Be Interviewed At D11 Conference Tonight

Tim Cook at the D conference last year.

Tim Cook at the D conference last year.

Tim Cook’s appearance at the AllThingsD conference (D10) last year was his first as the main man in charge of Apple. He talked about Apple’s role in the invention of the tablet form factor, the increaseing relevance of the Apple TV, and cleverly avoided other topics. The highlights of his chat can be found online, as well.

This year, he returns to D11, kicking off the conference with another interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.

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Apple Granted ‘Mother Of All Software Patents’ That Could Destroy Android Rivals

Apple Granted ‘Mother Of All Software Patents’ That Could Destroy Android Rivals

This patent could be Apple’s biggest weapon against the competition yet.

Apple has been granted what has been described as “the mother of all software patents,” which covers a whole host of features that Apple pioneered with the iPhone. Not only is this huge for Apple in its fight against copycats, but it could have a significant affect on almost every single device that rivals the iPhone or the iPad.

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Did Tim Cook Almost Confirm The New Apple Television? We Discuss On The CultCast

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The flaws and future of Siri, his thoughts on Steve Jobs, the long rumored Apple television – Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the 10th annual All Things D conference, and boy, did he have a lot to say.

Join us in our brand new CultCast episode as we pick apart Tim’s D10 interview and tell you why he possibly confirmed the existence of Apple’s long-rumored, top-secret television.

And is the Mac Pro about to get the axe? We’ll tell you what we think.

All that and our answers to your questions on our brand new CultCast. Subscribe now in iTunes and read on through for our show notes.

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Mike Daisey Slams Walt Mossberg And Kara Swisher For Being Too Soft On Apple’s Tim Cook At D10

Mike Daisey Slams Walt Mossberg And Kara Swisher For Being Too Soft On Apple’s Tim Cook At D10

Daisey believes that Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher were too soft on Tim Cook during the D10 interview this week.

Mike Daisey, the author behind The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, who was forced to admit that he fabricated some of his claims about worker mistreatment in Apple’s supply chain, has criticized Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher for being too soft on Tim Cook during their interview at All Things D’s D10 conference earlier this week.

After offensively branding Swisher as lazy for her use of the word “fictional,” in a post on his blog, Daisey continues to blast the pair’s “weak” interview questions and suggests how they can “do [their] job better.”

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Apple Planning New Things For Siri In The Coming Months

Apple Planning New Things For Siri In The Coming Months

Speaking at an interview at D: All Things Digital today with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at some new directions for Siri.

“I think you’re going to be pleased with where we’re taking Siri.” Cook alluded to more breadth from the voice-enabled assistant, as well as admitting that there is more the technology could do.

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Apple TV Is More Than Just A Hobby, Says CEO Tim Cook

Apple TV Is More Than Just A Hobby, Says CEO Tim Cook
During his interview at the D10 conference today, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked point blank by Kara Swisher about how Apple plans to change television.

He replied by praising the current set-top box Apple sells for $100. The Apple TV sold 2.8 million units last year and 2.7 million this year. “It’s an area of intense interest for us,” said Cook, “It’s not a fifth leg of the stool. It’s not the same size as the phone or Mac or tablet business.”

Walt Mossberg, co-interviewer, asked directly if Apple could just make a box and continue leaving the panel to others. Cook replied, “Can we control the key technology? Can we make a significant contribution far beyond what others have done in this area?” That’s the question Apple asks, and Cook seemed to be very interested in what the future may hold for his company’s future contributions.

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Tim Cook Defends Apple’s Supply Chain Labor Practices In China

Tim Cook Defends Apple’s Supply Chain Labor Practices In China

Tim Cook took a moment at the D10 conference today to defend Apple’s reliance on supply chains and its willingness to micromanage them when they fall short of expectations.

Cook said that no one else is measuring working hours in China, nor reporting on it. “We took a position to say we want to bring this down,” he said. “We’re measuring working hours for 700,000 people.”

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