Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is starting on Monday 10th June, 13. As expected Mr. Cook will announce few important products, feature and releases. Lots of expectations from this conference but the major question is “Is Apple market leader anymore or it lost the steam (also known as Jobs magic) and now just the market follower”.
iRadio is streaming music service and will act as extension of iTunes.Apple recently got into agreement with Universal Music and Warner Music but for the end user this music streaming is FREE as it is supported through advertising. Based on user’s preferences the iRadio will stream music on the devices.
Google is already ahead of this offering through their “All Access” service with ~$10.00 /month cost and has collection of more than 20MM songs. Pandora, Spotify and other small / medium size players are already in the market for long time. So the big question is what will be the difference between Apple iRadio and other players. I hope being “cost-free” should not be the only difference and it need to be really innovative to attract true music lovers to the cool Apple devices and this offering.
Also my other question would be what this iRadio will be called in Ireland as they already have their regional radio station -iRadio.
In case you are interested in Apple WWDC announcements, stay tuned at https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/videos/
And yes, Apple announced iRadio (or whatever)… According to Mr. Cook, “It’s the best way to discover new music”… music with ads (huh, never thought of getting distracted with noisy ads when enjoying divine music) is FREE and if you are iTune subscriber ($~25 / month) then you can listen to music without ads… What is innovative in this?