Apple will use its vast intellectual property portfolio to fund dramatic device exits and to finance the purchase of dramatic devices, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apple has already paid for the dramatic devices of Beats Electronics, and it has been trying to buy Beats Electronics for years.
The company has been seeking a dramatic exit for a number of years, including a deal with Facebook in 2015 that could have seen the purchase and sale of Beats.
Apple also is reportedly working on a deal to buy the Beats brand.
The people familiar said the company is exploring different ways to make the sale of a dramatic device more attractive to potential buyers.
They declined to elaborate on what those possible avenues might be.
The company has had difficulty keeping its intellectual property on the market in the past, so there is likely to be some pressure on it to continue making significant acquisitions, said Richard Perrin, an analyst with Bernstein Research.
Apple’s move into dramatic devices comes as it is working to diversify its consumer products offerings.
Earlier this year, the company unveiled a new line of headphones, headphones that allow you to listen to music on the go.
The Beats headphones, which cost $399, are also now available at select retailers.
Apple recently introduced new Apple Watch bands, and the company has begun selling the Apple Watch Sport.
Apple will also continue to develop its digital camera line, according the people familiar.
The new line, which is being developed in partnership with Canon, will offer a new generation of cameras for Apple’s digital photography lineup, and will focus on digital photography in general.
The products will be available by the end of 2019, according this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss Apple’s plans.
While the new line will offer new products for Apple, the companies are not working to create a complete replacement for the Apple Camera.
The product will be part of the camera line and will be offered in multiple configurations, including the basic Apple Camera and Apple Camera Plus, the people said.