Recently there were rumors that Apple is going to kill the Beats Music streaming service, but if a new report is to be believed, perhaps the company is going to take a completely opposite step. Apple is reportedly going to bundle Beats Music into iOS starting early next year which means that the music streaming service will be present as a native app across all iOS devices.
Financial Times reports today that Beats Music will be integrated within iOS itself, and that the software update will arrive early next year, bringing it to all supported devices.
The timing happens to line up because around that time Apple is expected to introduce a rebranding of Beats Music. Rumor has it that this music streaming service will come under the iTunes umbrella and may even get a new moniker.
Another recent report suggested that in order to increase the number of subscribers the service has Apple is looking at a $5 per month subscription plan. Today’s report also claims that even if its rebranded and bundled with iOS, Beats Music will continue to remain as a paid streaming service.
This move will put Beats Music instantly on hundreds of millions of iOS devices out there, and potentially bring new paying subscribers as well. Apple has not confirmed as yet if its going to make this move come next year so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.