Exclusive: Financial Times Screwed Up On The Price Apple Was Acquiring Beats For

When the Beats by Dr. Dre deal was finally announced by Apple, the number Apple acquired Beats for dropped by around $200 million from the Financial Times reported $3.2 billion to about $3 billion.

Within the industry, some guessed that it was because of Apple’s assessment during the due diligence phase, while others guessed that it because of the infamous video leak.

However, sources I spoke to earlier today are disputing the story, instead blaming the Financial Times’ sources on screwing the number up in the first place. Granted, this isn’t a huge deal, but should put most entertaining/conspiracy theories to rest.