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Bob Iger comments on possible merger between Disney and Apple

Bob Iger comments on possible merger between Disney and Apple

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Rumors circulated for years that The Walt Disney Company would merge with (or be bought out by) Apple. Bob Iger comments on the possibility.

Town Hall Meeting

Credit: The Walt Disney Company

One of the first actions the new CEO of The Walt Disney Company did was hold a Town Hall meeting for Cast Members and employees. With Chapek out and Iger back in, many are hopeful that the company will rebound.

It is no secret that Bob Iger had concerns regarding Bob Chapek. On more than one occasion He often shared that Chapek is “killing the soul of the company.” You can read the many other mounting concerns voiced by Iger HERE.

Today is the Town Hall meeting, and Cast Members are able to ask Iger questions about the present and future of the company. We have already heard from him about the company-wide hiring freeze announced by Chapek before his departure.

Apple and Disney merging?

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Rumors have circulated for years that Apple was planning to buy The Walt Disney Company. These rumors reached great heights when Steve Jobs was still alive. He and CEO Bob Iger were great friends. Both were successful. Although Disney is worth a lot of money, apple could probably buy them out.

While Iger did not confirm or deny that Apple would ever purchase The Walt Disney Company, he did speak briefly on the topic. When asked at the Town Hall meeting, Iger said it is “nothing more than speculation.”

Credit: Maggie

Iger stated a possible purchase of the company by Apple is nothing more than speculation.

Well, there you have it. It could still go in either direction, and it seems Iger is not willing to talk about it either way.

What do you think? Could you ever see Apple buying The Walt Disney Company? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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Friday 30th of December 2022

Things have deteriorated so badly now, I'm Never going back. If Apple buys Disney out, begin the Eulogy now


Thursday 29th of December 2022

Uncle Walt would be rolling in his grave. If Apple purchases this company, the quality of the guest experience will result in dangerous rides, inexperienced cast members. You think lines are long now, wait and see what happens. Food will be dangerous to eat. I would not go back.


Tuesday 29th of November 2022

Could be the downfall of Apple. Jobs would turn in his grave to think “FUNNIN” could meld with “THINKING”


Monday 28th of November 2022

Not surprised he would push off any runor. Think of the history of Walt Disney World itself. Walt famously bought the land in Florida secretly, under several holding companies to keep the purchase out of the news, so others wouldn't purchase land too close by. He didn't want it to be like Disneyland, surrounded on all sides by outside businesses. A waiter in EPCOT told us the story of a press conference where Walt was asked about the possibility of building his new theme park in Florida. He answered, trying to throw them off course, that Florida had too much lightening. And the media, realizing that if Walt had spent money on a survey of the weather, was actually gaslighting them and was seriously considering Florida, aka, "The Florida Project"

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