Apple to Debut 'iRadio' Service in 2013 [Analyst]

Posted January 4, 2013 at 4:39am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8897 views

BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield says Apple is likely to debut an 'iRadio' service in 2013 to compete with Pandora and Spotify, reports Investor.com.

"Consumer behavior (is) increasingly shifting toward access to a music catalog from ownership of specific songs," Greenfield wrote. "We expect iRadio to be incorporated into the iTunes iOS app with personalized radio functionality akin to Pandora, integrated with iTunes to purchase music and other music related content such as concert information/tickets/merchandise via Live Nation (LYV) and Ticketmaster."

Greenfield says Apple is negotiating with music labels to get access to song catalogs. However, recent reports have said that the deals are 'nowhere near' complete.

As for other predicted Apple devices, Greenfield doesn't think Apple will be able to release a television product in 2013 due to difficulties in obtaining content licenses.

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justabrake - January 4, 2013 at 12:09pm
what it really needs and people need is a radio built in with a radio frequency chip so when there is no internet people can use the radio to listen to broadcast in an emergency
maxs - January 4, 2013 at 6:25am
Ya good backup on iPhone 5S speech bla bla we proude to introduced next new generation of radio service with new iPhone 5s. Next big thing happen to radio since the radio. Bla bla bla. Just another way to lour ppl to buy iPhone.
Nando - January 4, 2013 at 4:59am
Personally. Not interested.
Djelimon17 - January 4, 2013 at 4:58am
I'd be willing to pay of they did it up right
Yme - January 4, 2013 at 4:51am
If it is going to be a pay service I don't wanna it.We also want no ads no commercials unlimited skips and add downloader with a bridge at No CHARGE!!cuz that's what I have .. So Apple can u compete with that??
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