Posted 05/14/2015 at 8:56 AM
Posted 2 years ago
The long-awaited entry by Apple into the world of online music services may arrive earlier than expected.
The buzz reveals that their streaming music service will be announced to the public on June 8th at their Worldwide Developers Conference.
The service, which reportedly will be called Apple Music, draws major influence from Beats Music which has been a part of the Cupertino, California company since May 2014 as part of the acquisition of Beats Electronics.
Apple has already begun to pave the way for the release, thanks to the recent iOS 8.4 update that sees the service as part of the reconfigured Music app.
Apple Music is expected to be offered with a free trial, meaning that users will have to part with some cash to continue to use it down the line much like others in the field like Tidal.
One striking feature is that artists will be able to partake in a social network within the service.
They will be able to have their own profiles, and will be able to share their own unique content as well as each other’s. Other users will have the chance to provide ‘likes’ or comment on these activities with their own iTunes accounts. They can also opt out of seeing any of this activity if they choose.
Apple Music will have both Mac and Android versions, and may officially debut towards the end of next month.