Aesthetic stuff aside, one of the headline features of iOS 7 is iTunes Radio, a free music streaming service for iDevice users.
The service has remained exclusive in the US until now, and there’s still no official word on an international launch, but we’re hearing that iTunes Radio has starting appearing sporadically across the globe.
Apple Insider has compiled various anecdotal accounts, with Australian iDevice users saying that iTunes Radio popped up during the week, only to vanish shortly thereafter.
Canadian users can see some iTunes Radio functionality, though the actual streaming side of things doesn’t actually work. Yet.
Finally, some guy called Phil has provided screenshots of his UK iPhone seemingly streaming iTunes Radio over O2’s 3G network. He’s cranking things up a notch with a spot of Michael Buble and Leona Lewis. Oh, Phil.
I had iTunes Radio pop up last year at some point, but with a “service unavailable” error message.
Not seeing any iTunes Radio functionality at the moment, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled. Needless to say, hit us up below if you’re seeing the little Radio icon in the bottom left of the Music app.
iTunes Radio is entirely free with ads, while iTunes Match users get the full service sans marketing.