1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    Bose, a well-known and appreciated brand in the audio industry for its high-quality speakers and headphones, is reportedly in the midst of being taken down from the shelves of Apple's retail stores.

    MacRumors reports that the changes will be happening this week, as Apple retail store associates have already been given the green light to start removing Bose accessories from the floor. The report cites a 'reliable source' that has intel on the matter.

    The reasoning behind pulling the audio equipment has not been specified, although it's being assumed that it has something to do with the recent lawsuit involving an NFL player that was sued for $10,000 by the NFL for wearing Beats by Dre audio equipment; Bose now has its own agreement with the NFL.

    Hopefully you didn't have any plans to pick up any Bose equipment at your local Apple Store in the near future. If you did, you might want to check out a different store for your needs.

    Sources: MacRumors
    2014-10-10 05:24 PM
  2. plcrules's Avatar
    why is apple dropping a quality product for beats which are an over priced headphones that are matched in sound quality to $30 skull candies
    2014-10-10 05:52 PM
  3. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    why is apple dropping a quality product for beats which are an over priced headphones that are matched in sound quality to $30 skull candies
    Because they own Beats.

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    2014-10-10 05:59 PM
  4. bigboyz's Avatar
    First the NFL gives hands out $10,000 fines for using Beats, cause they signed an exclusive Bose deal. Now we have Apple taking the Bose headphones off the shelves? Getting a bit ridiculous.
    2014-10-10 06:00 PM
  5. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    First the NFL gives hands out $10,000 fines for using Beats, cause they signed an exclusive Bose deal. Now we have Apple taking the Bose headphones off the shelves? Getting a bit ridiculous.
    While I agree that it's a bit out of hand, I do side more with Apple on this one. If Bose makes a deal that basically declares war on a company you own why keep selling their products? I would've done the same thing.

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    2014-10-10 06:01 PM
  6. bry2k2's Avatar
    very immature Apple, very immature
    2014-10-10 06:12 PM
  7. bbrks's Avatar
    There isn't much to say about this.....cruelty of business......and Apple can afford it
    2014-10-10 06:13 PM
  8. bry2k2's Avatar
    While I agree that it's a bit out of hand, I do side more with Apple on this one. If Bose makes a deal that basically declares war on a company you own why keep selling their products? I would've done the same thing.
    Exclusivity deals happen all the time, Apple is being immature. Apple does not allow its employees to use microsoft equipment.
    2014-10-10 06:13 PM
  9. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Exclusivity deals happen all the time, Apple is being immature. Apple does not allow its employees to use microsoft equipment.
    And Microsoft doesn't allow the use of Apple equipment, so your argument is void.

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    2014-10-10 06:14 PM
  10. luvmytj's Avatar
    Bose is no better or different. They also produce over priced crap. I'm sure if Bose wasn't penalizing athletes for wearing them this wouldn't of happened so blame Bose for this current situation.
    2014-10-10 06:27 PM
  11. justreboot's Avatar
    Exclusivity deals happen all the time, Apple is being immature. Apple does not allow its employees to use microsoft equipment.
    Unless you count Office (I know it's not equipment. it's software).
    2014-10-10 06:38 PM
  12. bry2k2's Avatar
    And Microsoft doesn't allow the use of Apple equipment, so your argument is void.
    You completely missed the point of the comment, go back to your overpriced toys isheep
    2014-10-10 06:56 PM
  13. Kotin6006's Avatar
    Boss is not a quality product. It is overpriced just as Beats are. I wouldn't say they are as bad as Beats, but its nothing great either.
    Last edited by Kotin6006; 2014-10-10 at 07:02 PM.
    2014-10-10 06:59 PM
  14. thazsar's Avatar
    You completely missed the point of the comment, go back to your overpriced toys isheep
    How bout you go back to your own forum, fandroid?
    2014-10-10 07:00 PM
  15. bigboyz's Avatar
    We have all seemed to bash either Beats or Bose. Since most here consider both inferior, what do you all consider to be a superior headphone? I have a pair of Soul headphones right now..nothing great but not horrible. I only paid $100 for them..better than $399.
    2014-10-10 07:16 PM
  16. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    You completely missed the point of the comment, go back to your overpriced toys isheep
    Actually, no, I didn't. If Apple is being immature, so is every other company out there. Bose is immature for signing the exclusivity deal. Microsoft is immature for not allowing Apple products. McDonalds is being immature for not selling Whoppers. What part of that you don't sell or use a competitors product don't you understand.

    P.S. I use android.

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    2014-10-10 08:09 PM
  17. scorpio02150's Avatar
    Bose started this mess... Apple is only responding as any other business would.
    2014-10-10 09:43 PM
  18. Dranon's Avatar
    Because Apple owns Beats now...simple
    2014-10-11 04:00 AM
  19. exNavy's Avatar
    Because apple prefers inferior quality headphones with a name attached to it.
    2014-10-11 07:01 AM
  20. CZroe's Avatar
    LOL! The article calls the $10,000 fine a "lawsuit." It's a fine. He's not being sued. There is a relevant lawsuit though: the one regarding Bose's noise canceling patents. THAT'S what you should have mentioned!

    why is apple dropping a quality product for beats which are an over priced headphones that are matched in sound quality to $30 skull candies
    Newsflash: it was cool to hate on Bose before it was cool to hate on Beats. They are BOTH crap. It's hilarious that people suddenly start talking about Bose as if they are higher quality when it actually just reveals that they walked in the middle of a topic they aren't qualified to discuss.
    2014-10-11 06:21 PM
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