Back in October of 2012, it was rumored that Apple could be interested in launching an online radio service of their own, tentatively dubbed iRadio. Considering Apple’s success with iTunes, expanding their music offerings in the form of an online streaming service similar to Pandora might not be a stretch of the imagination and according to BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield, he predicts that 2013 could be the year that Apple actually launches this service. Greenfield claims that Apple is currently negotiating with music labels on song catalogs and that it will most likely see iTunes and iOS integration. No specific dates were given with regards to this rumored “iRadio” service, but considering that WWDC is usually the time of the year that Apple uses to introduce new products, such as iOS upgrades, computer refreshes and such, we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple took that opportunity to announce such a service, assuming it even exists of course. However until we hear and see the announcement for ourselves, we’ll be taking this with a grain of salt and suggest you do the same, but what do you guys think?
- 2014-04-17: Major Record Labels Hit Pandora With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
- 2014-03-24: Nokia MixRadio First Global Music Streaming Service To Launch In China
- 2014-03-19: Pandora To Increase Monthly Subscription Fees Starting In May
- 2014-03-03: Pandora Confirms No CarPlay Support For Now
- 2014-01-15: Pandora iOS And Android Apps Now Offer Personalized Recommendations
- 2013-05-19: Apple iRadio Apparently Delayed Over Licensing Negotiations
- 2013-05-09: Apple iRadio Release Delay Deemed Possible