Like we said, here we go, the traditional WWDC pre-keynote leaks. The Wall Street Journal has just posted confirming that Apple will introduce a new music service. iRadio ?
According to the report Apple will launch this awesome service (yet to know the name,but let’s hope it will be named as iRadio) in collaboration with the music industry. This in turn will be one of the most talked about releases of WWDC in terms of music since the launch of the iTunes Music Store a decade ago.
Here’s more from the WSJ:
“The highly anticipated new service—expected to be available only in the U.S.—will allow users to stream a radio-like channel of music based on their interests. It will be supported by text and audio ads from Apple’s iAd service, people familiar with the matter said. It will feature “Buy” buttons to drive downloads, they added.
It is expected to be a highlight of Apple’s annual developer conference, which begins Monday, and launch around September. Apple has signed deals with Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group, Access Industries Inc.’s Warner Music Group and Sony Corp.’s Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing in the past few weeks, these people said.”
The report further notes that Apple had hopes to release this more than year ago, but they were forced to drag it all this long until they heated up, unsurprisingly after Google launched its music service last month.
Apple’s keynote is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PST, and 9To5Apple will provide you with live updates of all the announcements.
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