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Apple iTunes Announcement: Cloud Music Streaming?

We already mentioned that there is to be an iTunes announcement today, but you might have already guessed that from the huge message that appears on Apple’s homepage. There has been much speculation, such as The Beatles back catalog, to iOS 4.2 — with the latter more in line with the theme. We thought we would not take a look at the possibility of cloud music streaming.

We have touched on this subject before, we had assumed that Apple did not have their new infrastructure ready — but what if we were wrong? We know that the new data center is being built in North Carolina, but not sure if Google Earth has that area updated yet?

If the new iTunes Cloud were announced today, then this would account as a day that we would not forget. However, I am not certain if I would be happy with such a service. There are a number of reasons for this, which I will explain for you.

The first is that we have no idea of the price for such a service, is it a monthly service, and if you stop paying that means you do not have access to this music. The other issue I have is, what if you lose Internet connection that means you also lose access to all that music?

However, the biggest issue I have is the fact that if you were out of the house and you wanted to listen to music, you would then have to use your 3G service. That is all well and good, but what about those data cap limits that carriers have now started to impose? Can you see where I am going with this?

Do you think that Apple will announce iTunes Cloud?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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