Well it looks like Apple are going to be laying off staff at Beats as soon as the deal goes through. Apple recently purchased Beats for $3 billion, which is Apples biggest ever purchase. The company is looking to lay off 200 staff from areas that overlap both Apple and Beats technology, A person familiar with the restructuring plans says that Beats workers in human resources, finance, and other roles will be let go. The source claiming to know Apple’s plans didn’t want to be identified since the plans aren’t public at this time.
So if you work for Beats and work in one of those departments, i’d get job hunting!
I’m sure one will be released soon. Apples purchase of Beats does make a lot of sense as Beats are high quality products, so are Apples so the pair are perfect for the market, maybe they’ll ship some new in-ear headphones by Beats with the iPhone 6 now that it’s owned by Apple, who knows! I personally hate both Apple and Beats because I hate their corporate strategies, I’ll be sticking with my HTC One M8 and Sennheiser HD598s thank you very much.
No official comment has been made by Beats nor Apple regarding the layoffs.
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