April 22, 2024
Apple May Be Scaling Back Plans For iTunes Cloud

Apple May Be Scaling Back Plans For iTunes Cloud

Posted August 3, 2010 at 1:09pm by iClarified
Apple may be scaling back its plans for an iTunes cloud music service that was expected to launch in September, according to Cnet.

After the acquisition of Lala, a streaming music service, and the building of a billion dollar data center, analysts believed that Apple would obtain the proper music licenses and launch the cloud service.

But eight months after the acquisition, Apple is telling executives at the four top labels that if Apple offers any cloud music features within the next few months, they will likely be "modest in scope" and not include the kind of functionality that Apple outlined in meetings with the labels, such as storing users' music on its servers, sources told CNET. They added that Apple still hasn't negotiated the kind of licensing deals it would need to distribute music from the cloud.

Cnet suggests that the delays may be because Apple is focusing resources on a cloud video service and waiting for completion of their server farm in North Carolina at the end of the year.

Read More

Apple May Be Scaling Back Plans For iTunes Cloud
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
iClarified Icon
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
You must login or register to add a comment...
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
Tutorials. Help is here.
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.