Hidden radio icons in iOS 6.1 reignite Apple music service rumors

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Feb 5, 2013
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  1. Rumors of an Apple streaming music service first came to light just after the iPhone 5 launched in September 2012. At the time, we were hearing that the service was close to being integrated into the new handset but negotiations...

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  2. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 250   +119

    Why do they always insist on doing their own thing? Seriously, you have Slacker Radio, Pandora, Spotify, and a number of other services that are doing the same thing. What are you trying to do? Lock everyone into your own super-closed ecosystem? Oh yeah, I forgot... you are trying to do that.

    Long live Android! Where the freedom to choose the service you want is there.
  3. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    What's wrong with Pandora?
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,150   +916

    Meh, if its priced right I would sign up for it, I have an iPhone and an iPad, this will integrate much better than the others, give me one good reason why I shouldn't jump ship from spotify to Apple?
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    You could say that same thing about software that eventually gets put into an OS. CD burning showed up in an XP service pack. That didn't kill Nero. ISO mounting showed up in Windows 7, there is still Daemon Tools and Virtual Clone Drive. Firewall integration appeared in an XP service pack, there are still 3rd party firewalls. Microsoft released free security essentials/windows defender, and 3rd party AV/Malware detection still exists.
    Apple does have their own ecosystem, but a pandora-like Apple station isn't going to prevent you from using Pandora, Slacker, Spotify...
    Apple isn't removing choices here, they are providing another. (If it even turns out that they are planning their own 'radio')
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Just about every technology company is trying to lock you into to their services.
  7. Am I the only person that laughs at these *****s that take sides when if comes to Apple products or products that run on Android? Who the hell cares what people like or use? Let people choose what they want to use and leave them alone. This Apple vs Android **** is childish. People are entitled to their opinion and not everyone likes the same ****. Move on with your lives.

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