For months, rumors have persisted that Apple is planning to launch its own Pandora-style streaming music platform. So what's the delay all about, you ask? It may boil down to just one culprit - Sony.
According to the New York Post, Apple continues to struggle in reaching a royalty-structure agreement with Sony. Once reached, the final hurdle will be jumped and Apple can proceed as planned with the still-unconfirmed but widely expected service.
Those rights are usually tenths of a penny per stream, sources said. Sony/ATV was looking for a higher rate.
"While Pandora serves up songs based on algorithms, Apple's talks with the labels involves an element of promotion based on what music labels are pushing in any one month, sources said," the Post reported.