Why Apple wants Dre’s Beats, this week on The CultCast



If the reports ring true, Apple is about to embark on their largest acquisition ever, and the ramifications could be massive. On this episode of The CultCast, we dissect the Apple/Beats merger, and ask the questions: what could Apple possibly have planned for the world’s most popular headphone brand? Is new wearable headphone tech a part of Apple’s future? And most importantly, could the Doctor D-R-E be Apple’s next CEO? Strap on ya gats, ya’ll…

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CultCast #127 – Straight Outta Cupertino

On The CultCast this week

Leander Kahney – Cult of Mac Editor-in-Chief, loyal subject of the Queen.
Buster Heine – Cult of Mac writer and community manager.
Alex Heath – Cult of Mac writer.
Erfon Elijah – Cult of Mac writer and host of The CultCast.
Stephen Hacket – Co-Host of the very awesome The Prompt podcast.

Links to this week’s stories

Beats boss Jimmy Iovine might be joining Apple as Tim Cook’s ‘special adviser’

The future of headphones — streaming music built right in

With Beats, Apple buys the unobtainable: street cred

High-def audio coming to iOS 8 alongside new EarPods

Multitasking with split-screen could come to iOS8