Apple may make largest acquisition with $3.2B Beats deal

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL) may announce a $3.2B deal to acquire headphone maker (and streaming music hawkers) Beats Electronics as soon as next week, Financial Times reports, though final details might still derail it.

An agreement to acquire the Dr. Dre/Jimmy Iovine-founded firm would be Apple's biggest ever, and a departure from Steve Jobs-era reticence on big purchases.

Beats was valued at a little over $1B after taking a $500M investment from Carlyle in September.