Story so far – Rumors about Apple iTunes CloudWhen HP was planning in January 2011, apparently a Cloud Music, everyone was excited to see how Apple's iTunes would eventually oust a serious competition. Instead, gradually leaked out whispered speculation that Apple itself would have a concern icloud, contracts with major music labels and completed his own revolutionary music platform planned to complement the iTunes would.The brains behind the invention are Rottler and Benjamin Allen Haughay, but there was still no official confirmation. These are only expected in the legendary Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, held from 6-10. Takes place in June.
The current state of Apple's iTunes Cloud
Probably Sony, EMI and Warner have signed a contract with iTunes, so that the license agreement with these labels make no problems. Probably the largest labels – Universal – is still in talks, but seems to want to follow suit. This means that at least the popular music labels, including daughter is not a problem when it comes to streaming goes. So many songs, Apple can also be stored so that multiple users can access them. This also means that the user does not have to upload each song individually, but possibly only those that are not sold on the mega-labels. This is achieved by Lala Service – Apple has also recently acquired. Lala was an independent music platform that Apple had bought up to the end of May 2010 they finally lay paralyzed, probably so they could use their technology for themselves. With this technique it was possible to the music collection of users on remote servers, “mirror” and from there to play, so that their own hard drives would not be charged here.
Apple iTunes cloud function is therefore to be able, without a USB cable, and anywhere where an Internet connection is possible to stream the music collection is complete on the playback device of choice. Any order can not access any personal playlist on the back, rumor has it that the individual collections by password and encryption protected individualized. Whether you can use it so, or even use to listen to the music collections of friends, make love to a password that is another open question, but interesting way.
Hawking what is actually a Cloud Music?
Cloud is a system in which one data, programs, etc. can use, without being directly on its servers. It is therefore a network that allows users, functions, data media and borrow for a time, without having to buy it completely. For music is likely to be the most popular program currently Soundcloud, let the musicians mainly stream their music and even download free pass may, at any – or only selected people – can be attributed . access The Apple iTunes cloud but it would rather that you must already own the songs, but they can play on any number of media and data sources without each of them to load up, which is especially likely to be very practical way . So you can then also from the north pole from its entire music collection on the computer listening on the iPod – as long as power goes along with this.
Like everything at Apple, the great service has its price: As always, this is of course the privacy, because the transparent music collection is so inevitable, after all, the major labels and their own information your music collection by check licenses. To what extent is driven so fast and loose then remains to be seen, because if the music industry wants the Pirates to the leather, then an immediate data transfer of your own music collection certainly a godsend – the one finally has voluntarily set open.
A little idealistic talk