iPad iOS 6.1 jailbreak resurrects the Apple music streaming question

iPad iOS 6.1 jailbreak resurrects the Apple music streaming questionThere’s no shortage of music streaming thingies out there, with Spotify, Sony Music Unlimited, and – if you’re in the States/Australia/NZ, anyway – Pandora.

We’ve been jawing about a potential music streaming service from Apple for almost two years, and the rumours simply refuse to die. After a quiet few months, there are signs – once again – that the service might be imminent.

Specifically, this time around, we’re crediting 9to5mac. The guys have been snooping around in jailbroken iPads running iOS 6.1, and discovered some interesting files.

The files are called “some variation of ‘radio button’”, with icons recalling the old radio icons from iTunes for Mac, which plays host to literally thousands of music streams.

The iPod nanos have built-in FM radio capability, but the iPad does not, suggesting – yes – that Apple’s music streaming service for iOS might be on the horizon.

Interestingly, the radio buttons don’t appear on jailbroken iPhones running iOS 6.1, though the functionality could – needless to say – be introduced with an update.

Bloomberg recently yelled: “With sales of music downloads slowing, Apple and record companies are seeking new ways for customers to discover and buy digital music.”

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2013 at 18:12

Number one: Bloomberg are towing the industry's BS-line: Both Hollywood and BigMusic had a record 2012! The myth of 'dwindling sales' is their mantra that serves one purpose and one only: to make governments do their otherwise illegal things to milk the last drop from consumers' teats; and if not then, then well... we criminalise their every move and desire.

Number 2: I forgot.

Oh, wait:
There’s no shortage of music streaming thingies out there

Right on. Say "bubble" 6 times from inside the chalk outline of the HMV-Logo, and see what happens ;)

I wish there was a service that streams quiet interspersed with some "STFU"... we have enough noise!

There: rant out. Back to bloOMbergOM

Pondlife  Feb. 6, 2013 at 22:44

How long can it be considered a new way? And isn't it a way to rent rather than buy for that matter?

Aren't digital sales supposedly up anyway?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 7, 2013 at 06:59

But every msm article will regurgtate the "declined sales" nonsense.
The music industry wants the cakes, the crumbs, eat both, take the plates home, ship the cook to Guantanamo where he makes tiny Aspartame muffins for the prolls ...

The message is: pirates pirates pirates.
When the compact cassette was invented, big music wanted a tape tax - that bill was blocked. Instead, thanks Mrs Gore, we got the parental guidance stickers on album covers. Then it was "nasty thug rappers", now it's Al Qaeda meets iTunes meets Pirate Bay.
Nevermind reality.


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