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  • Apple to Announce $10 Monthly Streaming Music Service at WWDC

    With one week to go until the official kickoff to WWDC 2015, sources close to Apple tell the Wall Street Journal that the iDevice maker is going to take its booming digital services empire to the next level with an announcement planned for this year's developer's conference.

    Apple, we're told, is set to roll out a new monthly subscription service that will directly compete with Spotify, Pandora, and others in the booming digital music streaming market.

    "Unlike Spotify, Apple won’t let listeners stream its entire music catalog on demand free of charge," today's report notes. "But it plans to augment its free, ad-supported Internet radio service with channels programmed and hosted by human DJs."

    Apple can aggressively push its hundreds of millions of iTunes customers—most with credit cards already registered with the company—to embrace a subscription model on the same devices where they listen to downloaded songs and albums.

    Sources providing information for the report suggest that Apple is fully prepared to "cannibalize its download business" to make a bigger play for streaming supremacy, a market Apple is particularly eager to grab a larger share of ASAP.

    Want to know more? You will, most likely, during next week's WWDC 2015 keynote.

    Source: WSJ
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