Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Apples Introduces Newest Employee: Dr. Dre At Worldwide Developers Conference

See also

Apple SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi formally introduced Dr. Dre as Apple Inc.'s newest employee during a keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference. In an open-forum telephone call, Dr. Dre jokingly asked Federighi, “What time should I show up for work?” mentioning that his ideal start time would be before Apple CEO and alleged early-riser Tim Cook.

“New employee orientation starts at 9:00, and you don’t want to miss the free t-shirt,” Federighi replied without formally disclosing the producer/entrepreneur's new company title.

Apple recently acquired Beats Electronics and Beats Music, a company launched by Dre and music industry executive business partner, Jimmy Iovine, for $3 billion last week. The partner's equity stake in the company hasn't been revealed publicly but it is estimated to be upwards of several hundred millions.

Interscope CEO Iovine has also joined Apple as a part of the deal. Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers and chief creative officer Trent Reznor will both remain with Beats under Apple's ownership.

The conference phone call between Dre and Federighi was a part of a demonstration of Apple’s desktop-based calling system, a new feature of the operating system OS X Yosemite Additionally, iOS 8, Apple's newest version of its mobile and tablet operating system was also introduced.

Quoting, Federighi during the call, “Hey, Doctor, you’re on speaker phone via my Mac...We all want to welcome you to Apple.”

Congratulations Dr. Dre!


Today's top buzz...

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    Pat Bowlen steps down as Broncos owner following Alzheimer's diagnosis
    NFL Buzz
  • Tina Fey
    See why Tina Fey is possibly the most popular woman in comedy at the moment
    Today's Buzz
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger promotes 'Get On Up' in New York, including Apollo Theater premiere
    20 Photos
  • Boyhood
    The new film 'Boyhood' chronicles twelve years of one boy's life
    19 Photos
  • Buffy
    We're counting down ten of the finest episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
    7 Photos