Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music probably does not mean much for Windows Phone users

Apple has today made public its agreement to purchase Beats Electronics (the headphone division) and Beats Music (the music subscription service) for $ 3 billion.

Beats Music is one of the few steaming music services which launched with a Windows Phone app close to the availability of the iOS and Android version, likely a legacy of Beats’s partnership at one point with HTC.

Those days are now over, and Apple does not exactly have many (or any) apps in the Windows Phone Store.

Does this mean Apple will pull the Beats for Windows Phone app?

Early indications suggests this is unlikely.The Verge reports that Beats Music will remain an independent brand and the companies remain separate, at least for now.

Tim Cook said: "We love the subscription service that [Beats] built. We think it’s the first one that really got it right."

In fact, according to Financial Times reporter Tim Bradshaw, the apps will indeed live on.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly confirmed that apps on both platforms would remain, saying "It’s all about the music."

Hopefully they Cupertino company will not be messing with a formula that works.

Are any of our readers Beats Music Subscribers? Are you concerned that the app may be pulled? Let us know below.


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