Apple Streaming to Beat(s) Spotify
According to an article on Financial times Apple plan to integrate Beats Music, the streaming service in to iOS. Perhaps in time for Apple Watch. As if Spotify did not want another set back, it looks like it is coming directly at it.
Apple will bundle the subscription music service it acquired from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, instantly making it available on hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads – and ramping up pressure on Spotify, the market leader in music streaming.
The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update could happen as early as March, according to people familiar with the situation.
But will Apple meat the same anti-trust/anti competitive issue that Microsoft faced when it integrated IE in to Windows. It looks the same to me (IANL) as both are leveraging the advantage it has on OS to push their other products an unfair advantage.
But there will be a way to use your favorite streaming app, just like I use Google Maps for iOS rather than the broken, Apple Map. Hopefully you can do the same with Beats App.