Apple's streaming Beats Music service could come with iOS 8.4 update

Apple's streaming Beats Music service could come with iOS 8.4 update
Apple has been juggling beta versions of iOS. Not only is the fifth beta version of iOS 8.2 out, today we told you that the first beta version of iOS 8.3 has been pushed out by Apple, featuring a wireless version of CarPlay. And now comes word that Apple is working on iOS 8.4 which is codenamed Copper after a Colorado ski-resort. Word is that we won't see this build until after Apple Watch is launched, which is expected in April.

The iOS 8.4 update is also rumored to debut the new Beats streaming music service which is supposedly going to be integrated into the iOS music application. Originally, it was believed that the Beats service would be included in iOS 9, which carries the nickname Monarch. That also happens to be the name of a Colorado ski-resort.

Apple has been talking about undercutting music streamer Spotify's $10 a month rate by pricing the Beats service at a lower price. There is speculation that Apple will drop the price for streaming music to just $4.99 a month. The company has reportedly been meeting with the record labels and with musicians to garner support for the cut in royalties that would allow Apple to support a lower price. Last May, Apple purchased Beats for $3 billion.

Just the other day, we told you that Apple's first Android app is in the works. Supposedly, the app will offer Beats' streaming music service to Android users.

source: 9to5Mac via Engadget


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