Another day, another BlackBerry buyout rumor. This time around it seems as though Apple is the new “interested” party. Grab a few grains of salt for what is probably the biggest rumor you’ll hear all week.
Yahoo Finance reported today that there are rumors circulating that Apple may be interested in a buyout of BlackBerry. There’s not really much ground to stand on in regards to this rumor, other than Yahoo stating, “While the current rumors have not yet been confirmed or negated by either BlackBerry or Apple, we are still speculating on the possibility of a merger.”
I suppose a well crafted argument could be made for BlackBerry being acquired by Apple; the thousands of patents that BlackBerry owns are tempting no matter who you are. However, this doesn’t seem to be a step that Apple is likely to make.
Whatever the case may be, BBRY stock saw a 6% bump today, with this strange rumor as the cause.
We’ll keep our noses to the ground and update all of you should we hear anything else about this rumor. For now, I’d love to hear what you guys think of this in the comments below!