We all know how popular iTunes is, which has been made even more popular due to the iPhone – so much so that they are now the largest music retailer in the world. Something new is on the horizon – Live stream of music anywhere, something that could change the music industry yet again. Apple will have to try and keep ahead of the game – maybe the WWDC 2010 keynote will cover this.
This involves music sent directly to devices via the Internet instead of the need to plug your portable music device into a computer, which iTunes still requires you to do. Services such as Rhapsody and Spotify already use music streaming so this has to be the perfect time for iTunes to offer the same – although users will have to pay a monthly fee, something that they may not be too happy about.
Apple purchased Lala.com in 2009, so we know that they are planning something – we just do not know when. The idea of having your iTunes library available to you is something that appeals to us, we just do not understand why they are dragging their heals.
An article in Stylish First points out that Steve Jobs was asked about this during his recent D8 interview, he replied, There’s a lot of things we’re working on.” So we could here something announced at WWDC 2010 after all.