Apple’s music streaming service will mirror user’s iTunes library.
With strong rumors circulating around Apple iCloud (no pun intended), everyone is assuming that it will be shown at the upcoming World Wide Developers Conference event, though how much of it is true will be known when it kick starts on June 6. For now, we have another set of rumors, this time detailing how the iCloud will work.
According to a report from Businessweek, the iCloud is designed to “scan customers’ digital music libraries in iTunes and quickly mirror their collections on its own servers.” If a user’s library contains low quality version of the tracks, the service will replace them with high quality ones. With tracks mirrored onto the iCloud servers, users will not have to bother with keep up two music libraries or selecting their fav tracks for a particular service.
The report also states that the iCloud service will be a part of Apple’s MobileME service. The service costs $99 per year – which might be a bit too much to ask against Amazon’s free offering, though you do get other benefits as well.