In a recent release, The Wall Street Journal announced Apple’s plan to create its own Internet radio service, a direct challenge to Pandora, Slacker and iHeartRadio.
Like other established Internet radio services, Apple’s development is said to cater to users’ individual music taste and preference. However, unlike most services which must administer certain restrictions – such as limiting the number of times a song can be skipped or played within an hour – Apple plans to obtain direct licenses with record labels, allowing for flexibility in its use of music. Apple’s radio service will come with a collection of different advertisements as a form of revenue; however, it is still unclear as to whether or not the program will require a subscription. The release of this new service has yet to be determined.
To read the full article, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/technology/apple-plans-to-challenge-pandora-in-web-radio.html.