Apple 'in talks' to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

Apple is in talks to buy the headphone maker and music streaming operator Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion (£1.9 billion), according to the Financial Times (£).

Apple is reportedly in talks to buy the headphone maker Beats Electronics. Credit: AP Photo/Beats by Dr. Dre

A deal could be announced as soon as next week, sources have reportedly told the newspaper.

It would be Apple's largest ever acquisition should the deal go ahead.