And in the end
iRadio, rather than being Pandora's me-too clone, offers opportunities for all parties involved. We, the listeners, get more finely tuned stations, based on the music we own from a deep catalog of tracks; the music labels expose and target their wares to a broader audience (and likely make a decent amount of money for streaming their content as well as selling it); and Apple creates another compelling case for owning devices that can take advantage of the service.
This one will be interesting to watch. While it's possible Apple could roll it out as early as next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, it seems more likely to appear in the fall, when the company traditionally makes a big push on media and music products. Keep your eyes peeled.
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