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  • iOS 6.1 Holds Clues About Apple's Internet Radio Service


    Dating back to the early days of Tim Cook's ascension to CEO at Apple, heavy speculation has centered on the company launched a streaming Internet music/radio service to compete with the likes of Pandora.

    Throughout 2012, a consistent barrage of sources close to both Apple and the recording industry indicated that talks between Apple and the top labels in music have been intense, productive, and ongoing. All parties, it goes without saying, are presumably negotiating a deal that would allow Apple to launch its own dedicated digital radio service.

    This week, as files located within iOS 6.1 are probed to a new extent, we're uncovering curious references to - you guessed it - an Internet radio service. Although these discoveries don't necessarily confirm the forthcoming launch of such an Apple-branded service, the evidence is certainly compelling.

    The Pandora-like service, which would be advertising-supported, has reportedly been held up until now because all parties involved are yet to figure out exactly how they will share ad revenue. Nothing in iOS 6.1 can speak to that reality, of course. But it does at least appear that something big is being prepped within the iOS ecosystem.

    Source: iAust1n
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 6.1 Holds Clues About Apple's Internet Radio Service started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. slickric's Avatar
      slickric -
      i'd like to see radio built into my phone the same way that its in my nano. i'd love to be able to listen to local radio stations at times on the bus etc
    1. njp316's Avatar
      njp316 -
      WunderRadio
    1. godfred212's Avatar
      godfred212 -
      Tunein radio pro is all I need
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      I would hope after Ping flopped that Apple would learn that inferior redundant products don't gain traction. There's too much competition in this space from well established players like Pandora, Slacker, Spotify, etc. On top of that this doesn't add value to either the platform or Apple's bottom line. Pandora, even with ads, has struggled to make a profit; too much money is spent on licensing to cover the cost of running the service.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      iHeartradio is mine, best of both worlds, pandora-like custom stations and live radio
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      +1, But U no Crapple. It ant gonna heppen...

      +1, U no Crapple? It ant gonna heappen...
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      And where exactly are these files?
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLsim View Post
      +1, But U no Crapple. It ant gonna heppen...

      +1, U no Crapple? It ant gonna heappen...
      How's 7th grade?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      How's 7th grade?
      My brother is in seventh grade and he is waaaaay smarter than that. I'd say more like 4th grade
    1. WithinTemptationFan's Avatar
      WithinTemptationFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLsim View Post
      +1, But U no Crapple. It ant gonna heppen...

      +1, U no Crapple? It ant gonna heappen...
      Lol...what? xD
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      I want radio DVR and clip-sharing, especially for talk radio.