Apple is getting ready to launch its cloud based music service or digital music lockers and that will allows users to upload their music to Apple’s servers. This service will help the users to access them from various devices.
“Apple has completed work on the rumored cloud-based service and is set to launch it ahead of Google ,”as reported by Reuters.
Apple Inc has completed work on an online music storage service and is set to launch it ahead of Google Inc, whose own music efforts have stalled, according to several people familiar with both companies’ plans.
Apple’s plans will allow iTunes customers to store their songs on a remote server, and then access them from wherever they have an Internet connection, said two of these people who asked not to be named as the talks are still confidential.
Reuters also reveal that according to its sources, Apple is yet to sign any new deals with major music labels. But it seems, All Things Digital has report on this. It says that Apple has already signed deals with two out of the four major music labels.
MacRumors state on the benefit of signing deals with music labels:
All Things D points out that having official licenses can allow Apple to store a single master copy of a song rather than storing individual copies for every user. Amazon’s original argument against needing the licenses was that their service was the same as any upload storage service. This meant that users needed to upload copies of their old music to be able to stream them. With the proper deals, Apple could avoid the need to upload individual copies and simply allow users to stream off of the single master copy. This could save on significant upload time for the user and storage requirements for Apple.
Many people are expecting Apple to launch at WWDC 2011. Are you glad to hear about Cloud based music service from Apple.
[ Via Reuters,iphonehacks]
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