All those updates were optional updates weren't they.
They are saying they are going to slow down the top 5%. Since the bandwidth use is going up for everyone the threshold for throttling is going up as well.
As for the headphones Beats currently makes $1 billion a year. So Apple will make their money back in 3 years.
It said you needed a lightning connector. That's why it's the 5 and above.
You can be a good guy and still not do your job well. I think Paul was saying he is a good guy on a personal level.