One of the iOS 7 features we’ve yet to get our David Cameron-worshipping hands – or more accurately ears – on, is iTunes Radio.
See, iTunes Radio is currently US-only, and while Apple has yet to give the UK an official ETA, anonymous figures in the shadows say it could be early next year for the Apple-branded music streaming service.
That’s the good word according to sources of Bloomberg, sources “who asked not to be identified because the” blah blah blah.
Logically, iTunes Radio will expand into other English-speaking countries first, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, while “Nordic countries” are on the list too. Supposedly.
Apple exec Eddy Cue recently told The AP: "One of our top priorities is to bring iTunes Radio obviously here in the U.K. but everywhere in the world. We certainly want to be in more than 100 countries."
iTunes Radio is entirely free, with “occasional ads” (Apple has inked deals with Pepsi and McDonald's, among others), while subscribers of iTunes Match (£21.99 annually in the UK) don’t have to endure marketing stuff.
In the meantime, we’re told Google Play Music All Access might land on the App Store as early as this month. It weighs in at £9.99 per month, and comes with a hearty recommendation from matt and my neighbour mrew42.