Apple may be working on streaming radio service
posted by Michael H. / Sep 06, 2012, 8:31 PM
Wall Street Journal, which has broken far too many Apple news stories to be coincidence. At this point it feels like the WSJ is really part of the PR team with Apple, sending out interesting "leaked" info whenever the news turns too far towards competitors (like Nokia, Motorola, and Amazon.)As it seems most Apple leaks go, this information comes via the
The story says that Apple is not only working on its own competitor to Internet radio services like Pandora or Slacker, but that the service may be announced next Wednesday. Along with the new iPhone, the new iPods have been rumored to be part of the announcement, which would make sense with this product. iTunes Radio (not the official name) would be just like Pandora-type services in that it would use magic to build playlists based on a certain song, artist, or genre that you want to hear. It makes perfect sense that Apple would do this, given all of the information it has gathered about listening habits via iTunes. It would basically be making a Genius mix with all music, and not just what's in your library.
The big trick is that Apple is apparently attempting to broker its own licensing deals with record companies, rather than pay the government-set rates paid by Pandora. Because of iTunes, Apple certainly has a lot more power over recording companies than Pandora, so we would expect Apple to be able to make those deals.
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What's apple gonna convince people of now....“listen to the radio more beautifully with the Retina sound on the new itunes radio"
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 8:43 PM 7
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Not retina (as it belongs to the eyes so "leaks" suggest it could be "Cochlear Audio" a patented technology of Apple. :)
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 11:43 PM 2
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Pandora and spotify are good enough. Apple should be paying more attention to changing that all to familiar exterior design and OS..oh wait it's to late for that.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 8:49 PM 6
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Another hater like always.....who cares guys? I mean honestly? Why do you hate apple so much? Theyve done nothing wrong. Its crazy! This islike lebron james. Hes so great everyone hates him. Him and apple should work out a marketing deal....."the new iphone; so great youll hate it". Lol. Grow up guys
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 11:20 PM 2
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people hate company's that stop innovation and try to stop there competition instead of compete with them. innovation is a word apple needs to learn the meaning of.
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 3:34 AM 0
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Exactly. Y click on the article jus to say stupid stuff?
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 12:55 PM 0
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Apple propaganda machine will be in overdrive if this comes to be true.
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 2:44 AM 1
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Its so funny to see people hate on what makes good business sence. I like Android for reasons that I dislike Apple. And I like Apple for reasons that I dislike Android. Neither has the perfect product. But the fact that Apple (Brilliantly....like it or not) waits until a product or service has been proven NOT TO FAIL OR BE A FAD before it jumps in the market and perfects the process and claims it as their own is just good business. People are not gonna stop buying their products so just save your time and not hate. Start your own business and put them out of business then
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 3:38 PM 0
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