When iTunes Radio was unveiled in June, nay-sayers quickly denigrated Apple's late-stage attempt to enter the already-crowded arena of music streaming.
But Apple gloated a little Monday when it announced iTunes Radio had notched more than 11 million unique listeners in the first five days since its September 18 launch on iOS 7 and the desktop iTunes software.
That figure is nearly four times the number of unique listeners that Rhapsody -- the subscription-based music service that pioneered streaming when launched in 2001 -- had in July, according to ComScore. Rhapsody's unique listeners numbered just 2.89 million … Read more
Apple's iTunes Radio has already picked up 11 million listeners since its launch last week, Apple announced Monday.
Available through iTunes 11 and iOS 7, iTunes Radio takes a page from Pandora's playbook. You can create and add different music stations to your feed based on your tastes and listen to songs streamed from each one. You can fine-tune each station to play only hits, a variety of songs, or a "discovery" of music new to you.
Apple also naturally makes it easy to buy any song via iTunes with a price tag that you can … Read more
A few months after iOS 7 was first shown off by Apple at its World Wide Developer Conference, the wait is finally over. iOS 7 is now available for iOS users around the world to download, install and start putting to use.
With the number of changes Apple included in iOS 7 there's bound to be questions regarding how to use old and new features alike. But that's what we're here for. Below you'll find a roundup of posts covering every possible aspect of iOS 7 we think should be covered; all of which will show … Read more
Staples and RadioShack have removed Amazon's temporary storage lockers from their brick-and-mortar stores, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
The stores added the lockers to their sites last year but have decided that housing a competitor's storage units wasn't a good idea. The lockers allowed Amazon customers to have their purchases delivered to a secure location that they could visit at their convenience. Amazon also has lockers in 7-Eleven and other competitors' locations. The units are meant to give Amazon an opportunity to compete with brands like Best Buy and Walmart, which offer in-store pick up for their online customers. … Read more
Rumors of Apple releasing a streaming music service have been around for a while now, but Apple finally rolled out the service today along with the launch of iOS 7.
iTunes Radio is the name of Apple's radio service. You can find it built into the Music app on your iOS devices. How does it work? How much does it cost? What exactly does it do? We answer those questions for you.Cost
The service is free for all users. However there are ads and limits to how many songs you can skip. iTunes Match subscribers will be able … Read more
Apple pushed out a new version of iTunes on Wednesday morning, just ahead of when the company is expected to roll out iOS 7.
The software, version 11.1, brings iTunes Radio -- Apple's new streaming music service. That service, which was first shown off at the Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, is also arriving as part of iOS 7, as well as with an update to the Apple TV set-top box.
Along with iTunes Radio, the update adds a new "genius shuffle" mode that Apple promotes as a "magical new way to experience your … Read more
Pandora's iPad app on Wednesday got its biggest revamp since the Apple tablet came into being.
The same day that Apple is slated to roll out iTunes Radio in the US, Pandora added elements like social sharing to its tablet app in the first major changes to the application since debuting on the device when it was introduced in April 2010.
The Pandora iPad update allows users to learn more about artists and share via Facebook and Twitter. A music feed provides a timeline of your music preferences, such as stations created.
At the same time, Pandora updated the … Read more
With the arrival of iTunes Radio, which comes out this week with the release of iOS 7, Apple is poised to tackle the streaming music market like no other entrant before it.
It's shaping up to be quite a big deal. Not only will iTunes Radio pose the biggest threat to Internet radio king Pandora to date, as I argued here, but Apple now will get an opportunity to recast a decade-old debate about the respective roles of man versus algorithm when it rolls out this new piece of streaming music software. Apple has built a service in its … Read more