Early speculative thoughts about iRadio
Just reading the WHF news-item about the possible summer launch of the much-rumoured iRadio service from Apple.
If it offers a similar package to Spotify (catalogue, functionality, SQ, price, and so-on), it's quite possible I would be tempted to migrate away from Spotify for this. The deal-clincher would be if it integrates with iTunes, offering a cohesive front-end from where I can access streamed-content and my stored audio.
Funny thing is, I had Apple as probably the last company on the planet to offer an On Demand music-streaming service. It seems totally at odds with (and a serious threat to) their current business-model of selling downloads via the iTunes Store, which raises huge amounts of capital for them and secures them a 64% share of the downloads-market.
Maybe they felt they were under pressure to deliver such a service irrespective of the consequences, seeing that Microsoft is already on the streaming bandwagon with XBox Music and Windows 8.
Your early, speculative thoughts?