iTunes Cloud Streaming Service Inching Closer To Reality

Posted In Apple news - By Louis On Saturday, May 21st, 2011 With 0 Comments

Awhile back we heard about Apple’s acquisition of the domain name as well as the proposed reasoning for the massive data center that’s being built in North Carolina. While most people are set on both being used for Apple’s cloud based streaming service, what has been lacking is the support by major players needed in order to even let this happen.

Fear not though as Apple has reached an agreement with 3 of the 4 top music labels and have gotten them on board with their proposed cloud streaming service. Warner, EMI and Sony music have agreed to Apple’s cloud service plan but still need the approval of labels respective publishing companies. Universal is still one of the last remaining holdouts however things seem to be heading in the right direction. The world will most likely hear all about this, in one form or another, at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) set for next month.

I’m actually curious to hear about the actual plans for Apple’s massive data center. There is the cloud based streaming service as well as rumors about a possible MobileMe revamp that would somehow be incorporated along with the cloud service Apple is dreaming up. Assuming that the rumors are true, I’d be most interested in the MobileMe revamp as I think it’s a rip off as Live, Gmail and Yahoo offer essentially the same services, but for free.

The thought of a cloud based iTunes or MobileMe revamp is pretty exciting news for everyone. The cloud based iTunes would allow you to access your tunes/videos virtually anywhere without needing have it on you and, with the possible MobileMe integration, it would be a seamless transition from one account to another. I guess we’ll all wait for the WWDC to find out all the details.

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