Tag Archive: Lowball

Apple angers Chinese customers with low-ball iPhone trade-ins

Apple’s China trade-in program only went live today, but already it’s on the receiving end of criticism, as would-be sellers are disappointed to find that Apple is offering far less credit than is offered by private third-party buyers. Welcome to…Read more ›

Apple’s Trying To Lowball Record Labels On Royalty Rates For iRadio


As Apple continues to ramp up development on its new music streaming service, negotiations with record labels haven’t been going well.

Apple’s music streaming service is rumored to be similar to Pandora’s radio service, but rather than settling with the same royalty rate that Pandora enjoys, Apple is trying to lowball record labels into giving them a better deal.

According to sources at the New York Post, Apple’s initial offer to  [Read More…]