With iOS 8.3 rolling out to developers, attention turns to the next iteration of the operating system, which may feature Beats’ music streaming service.
Unsurprisingly, Apple is currently working on iOS 8.4. 9to5Mac has heard from sources that the company may use the update to launch its streaming music service. This cloud-based service will reportedly be a paid service, though it may have a free version, and will go head-to-head with the likes of Spotify and Google Play Music.
iOS 8.3 was seeded to developers earlier today. The update brings wireless CarPlay support, new emojis, and a host of other improvements. iOS 9 is expected to arrive in the fall, so we could be looking at receiving iOS 8.4, and potentially a new music option, sometime this spring.
Apple is reportedly not planning to introduce too many new features in iOS 9, hence the music service arriving with iOS 8.4. Instead, it plans to ensure the operating service is stable at launch. Apple doesn’t want a repeat of the launch of iOS 8, which left many complaining about how buggy it was.