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Twitter reacts to Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats

Beats headphones are sold along side iPods in an Apple store on May 9, 2014 in New York City.
Beats headphones are sold along side iPods in an Apple store on May 9, 2014 in New York City.
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On Wednesday, Apple confirmed that it was buying the headphone and streaming music company Beats, the lovechild of rap genius Dr. Dre and part-time American Idol judge Jimmy Iovine, for $3 billion.

"It’s like finding the precise grain of sand on the beach. They’re rare and very hard to find," Tim Cook said about the acquisition, as though people go to the beach hoping to find precise grains of sand.

Broken analogies aside, people were already ready to chime in and have a little fun with the most expensive acquisition in Apple historyThe AP helped fuel the fire with this (unintentionally) hilarious tweet:

That opened up a whole different avenue of jokes at Apple's expense.

There were also Mad Men:

And even some sardonic digs at some tech punditry:

Ellen DeGeneres even got a cheesy jab in there (which got some 1.2k retweets, proving her cheesy jokes are still more popular than 99 percent of Twitter)

Finally, this picture just says it all: