tbh it's surprising that apple even had other brands sold in there shops in the first place. For other brands like Samsung, Sony and so on it makes sense as they have made the headphones all the time. Have long history of making all types of electronic devices.
Xiaomi pretty much makes everything too so no surprise there.
Apple should not sell other companies product through their stores in the first place.
Since, selling them is not an issue but removing them is.
MrBing, 06 Oct 2020Samsung doesn't even sell non-Samsung products other than AKG headphones. Xiaomi only ... moreAKG is the subsidiary of Harman Kardon and they are the subsidiary of Samsung. So basically Samsung owns AKG
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2020Remember the days when Apple stole app features from their store devs (who made money for them... moreNot similar at all. It's actually surprising that Apple is selling other than Apple products. And now when they have their own product to fill the need of course they want to sell that instead others and there's nothing wrong about that or illegal.
Next, Apple will put up their own network and drop the telcos altogether.
Remember the days when Apple stole app features from their store devs (who made money for them) and claimed them as their own without compensating the actual developer?
Quite similar, eh?
You get dropped like a hot potato when you are deemed of no use.
Thank you, Apple.
chris1998, 06 Oct 2020i've always found Beats to be overpriced for what they are. I remember when in 2010/11 th... moreI've never really used or tested beats headphones, but i tested the wireless one last year and i was really surprised how good they sounded, i think they were beats solo pro, really natural sound, i know those sound different than earlier beats headphones which have been very bass heavy and meant for younger audience, but these are where Apple have had their hands in and changed the sound of beats to suit better for all genres.
Boggy-Stefy, 06 Oct 2020Apple music products are sh*t anyway. They do not compare with their ipads or iphones.
I rea... more"I really do not understand how people can pay so much money for airpods. "
It's the integrated easy and effortless experience. Also the brand helps. If average user have iPhone and he's been very happy about it and happy with the earpods already, it's no brainer to understand that it's very easy for him to buy AirPods, which offers same than earpods, but better. When you buy AirPods or AirPods Pro you can't really go wrong.
AirPods also always have had really good call quality! Something which brands like you said lacked before, don't know what the situation is now. but in short wireless earphones these days are also lot more than sound and even sound is matter of taste thing and AirPods sounds really good for most listeners. Amazon have 4,6 score average for sound from users.
FarFan, 06 Oct 2020Well there is a difference between Sony, Xiaomi, Samsung and Apple - If you will buy their pro... moreApple didnt invent Type C by their own... it was a joint co-op with more than 700 companies...
Well there is a difference between Sony, Xiaomi, Samsung and Apple - If you will buy their products you will be able to use it with anyone else device and vice versa. But not if it's Apple you can't use apple watch with other smartphone or even with macbook, only with iphone. Apple designed it's own bluetooth codec (AAC) for headsets, back in the day they made their own 3.5 headsets standard, that was incompatible with whole market, to sell their own headsets. They still don't use usb typeC in iphones, even though they created this connection type.
So removing third party devices from store means not just selling their own devices. This means they will try to make all other devices incompatible once again.
Same in app store: before they will announce new feature in next ios - they remove utility apps from their store with same functionality, and make incompatible any new application.
But yeah this is just business and this is not monopoly at all, they are like other mono brand stores. Believe in this if you wish.
i've always found Beats to be overpriced for what they are. I remember when in 2010/11 there was a time when EVERYONE was on the Beats hype. I reckon they're only overpriced because Dr dre is well known, they've got the same sound quality as a £60 headphone company. Me personally I'd rather take my money and spend the exact same on a pair of over ear wireless bose or Sennheiser headphones. Paying the same money but the sound quality isn't even comparable
Everyone now defending Apple
So matter of fact
Sony , McDonald's and Xiaomi stores been created for their specific brands respectively
They weren't a total market as Apple once was
Apple now is just killing the competition
Glad there are a lot of other markets than Apple
This is like you are saying that Macy's shall only sell Macy's brand or Carrefour shall only sell Carrefour 1 products
That's not an excuse and if it will be excuse, why everyone will attack Google and put it in antitrust because they only want its applications on their own OS
Apple music products are sh*t anyway. They do not compare with their ipads or iphones.
I really do not understand how people can pay so much money for airpods. When at lower price point you have offers from Sony, Sennheiser or Audio-Technica (and better quality).
The same goes for Beats headphones. Good only for football players to show off maybe.
Samsung doesn't even sell non-Samsung products other than AKG headphones.
Xiaomi only sells Xiaomi accessories, electronic homewares, etc.
Same applies to many other OEMs.
I see no wrong here. Apple is on the right track.
Hello Life, 06 Oct 2020Apple greed once more. You Apple haters are hilarious. Guy above comparing this to McDonalds not selling Burger King and Sony not selling Philips made a good point. It's not greed, it's just a good business. Why would you sell competing products if you have your own range of products within that segment?
Hello Life, 06 Oct 2020Apple greed once more. Samsung store only sells samsung products. WHAT A GREEDY COMPANY.
Mcdonalds did not sell any Burger King burgers.. sad they only care about their own pockets!
What??? Sony only sells sony products in their store? OMG i had such high hopes for sony... how could sony store do that to me!
Bah! Next time, i will only use amazon store.. they sell everything..
Next up on IOS:
Netflix, Disney - sorry only Apple TV
EPIC, Microsoft, Stadia - sorry only Apple Arcade
Spotify, Tidal - sorry only Apple Music
Visa, Mastercard - sorry only Apple Pay/Card
Garmin, Fitbit - sorry only Apple Watch
Monopoly - no no...