Apple has finally introduced the world to its Pandora-challenging, Spotify-rivaling streaming service, iTunes Radio. But this brief look doesn't confirm anything beyond yet another competitor in the digital music market.
Apple is widely expected to unveil its so-called 'iRadio' music streaming service at next week's WWDC, with a report Wednesday suggesting highly targeted audio ads will be served up to users between tracks.
As Apple continues to hammer out licensing deals with major music companies for its so called 'iRadio' music streaming service, the word is the Cupertino company may actually be ready to unveil it at next week's WWDC.
A pair of analysts have been chatting about Apple's future plans this week, with one questioning the release schedule of the rumored iPhone 5S due to production issues, and the other on the presence of a, "killer app" at WWDC 2013.
Apple is reportedly close to inking deals with Universal and Warner for the launch of its music streaming service, possibly to be called iRadio. However, it seems the tech giant had to step back from its demands for ultra-low royalty rates.
There've been several reports in recent months suggesting Apple is prepping the launch of a music streaming service. The latest one quotes an music industry insider as saying there's "no doubt" about iRadio's existence, and that it'll launch this summer.