According to a recent report by the New York Times, Apple is apparently on the verge of diving into music streaming - popularized previously by services like Pandora and Spotify.
Though Apple denied
reports (not much of a surprise given that Apple is notoriously
tight-lipped in regards to their future plans), they have already signed
deals with Warner Music Group, Universal Music, and are talking to Sony
Music about a deal. Deals with these music-giants are seen as the
first steps in creating the streaming service, which ABC coined
is rumored to be free, and to be reliant on advertising and links to
Apple's Itunes store for generating money, striking a direct contrast
with Google's new 'All Access Music Service', which costs $9.99 a month.
I use Pandora often
through my iPhone and iPad, but I might make the switch if this ends up
happening - it would be great to be able to buy new songs I like
straight from my streaming service, which is exactly what this 'iRadio'
What do you guys think?
- Average Joe