Just yesterday we heard that Apple will most probably dub its next version iOS as iOS 8. The reports included details like Apple’s persistence in fixing the different complaints that so many of us have with its Maps application, and we even hear that its recent acquisitions will take a big part in it. Sadly yesterday’s reports ended there, and now we get some additional and separate reports that give us another point in focus.
According to the report, Apple will also provide dramatic improvements to iTunes Radio. The service just crowned itself third as the preferred music streaming service in the United States, and Apple will add some much needed features that make its counterparts more interesting. The report reads:
The functionality of iTunes Radio will also be akin to its iOS 7 Music app counterpart. Users will be able to browse their history, purchase streamed tracks, locate Featured Stations, create stations based on songs, artists, and albums, and manage stations. Apple previously considered releasing iTunes Radio as a standalone application in iOS 6, but due to problems with striking record label deals, the company ultimately pushed the launch back to iOS 7.
We expect iOS 8 to be announced to developers at WWDC in June, so given the fact that we’re still in March, you can bet there will be a ton of additional rumors to come.