A few days ago it was reported that Apple had managed to sign a deal with Warner Music which would allow the company to proceed with their plans for a music streaming service, tentatively named iRadio. It was assumed that because of this success, iRadio could be making its debut at WWDC which we guess would make perfect sense, although a new report from BusinessWeek has suggested otherwise, claiming that Apple’s rumored iRadio might only see a launch come Fall of 2013. This delay is apparently due to Apple restructuring and redirecting their talent from their iAd division into iRadio, and considering that iRadio is expected to be a rival to Pandora, we guess Apple is trying to find a way to monetize it through iAds.
Of course it is possible that Apple will officially announce iRadio at WWDC, but if you were hoping to see it launch sometime shortly after as Apple typically does with their products and services, a Fall launch alongside iOS 7 in September would probably be your best bet. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us during WWDC as we will bring you more details and what Apple has to share during the event itself.
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