Even though Apple has lead the digital music business for years, we’ve seen one business model after another become obsolete in the last couple of years. With services like Spotify and Pandora, and with the added value of 4G LTE data speeds, a lot of people have began to prefer alternatives that don’t force you to buy a song in order to listen to it. Rumors have it that Apple has begun to feel the pressure of changing its business model one more time, and the changes are rumored to be significant.
An Apple executive who we find unnamed has declared that even though [...]
Live Streaming services have proven to be a smart business model lately, with companies like Pandora and Spotify succeeding in gaining members. The biggest problem with these services is that they haven’t solved the needs of every customer since a lot of people just like to listen to the news on the go, aside from their music selection. Apple’s iTunes Radio is currently on a rise in many countries, and a new launch today proves that it’s just getting better.
NPR will launch on iTunes Radio today, and its offering 24 hours of streamed content to your iOS device. [...]
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 [...]
Even though a lot of famous technology gurus, Steve Jobs included, considered that the whole concept of music streaming would never work as according to him, people want to “own their music”, lately the reality is different. Obviously at the time when Jobs said this, we didn’t even have 3G data speeds to make it possible, nor even smartphones. Today music streaming is a big thing, and if you’re guessing who owns it, the answers aren’t shocking.
New statistics for 2014 claim that Pandora still owns music streaming, which is logical given the fact [...]
Even though iTunes Radio wasn’t exactly what we all expected for Apple to launch along-side iOS 7, it wasn’t bad either. Instead of being a paid-subscription service, all iOS devices have the ability to stream music for free (with ads for non-iTunes Match customers) in case you want to go beyond your current list of paid or synced songs. Its only problem was that the service was locked to only US customers, but that problem is starting to come to an end.
Apple has just officially launched iTunes Radio internationally, and the first country to benefit from the service [...]