Yes, weve got even more iOS news to share. Another report from 9to5Mac says that iOS 8.4, currently in development, is slated to feature Apples revamped take on the Beats Music streaming service.
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According to sources, the iOS 8.4 upgrade is well into development and is codenamed Copper, a popular ski resort in Colorado. Sources say that the iOS 8.4 update will be released after the Apple Watch becomes available, so users should not expect this update in the immediate future. Sources also say that Apple is currently considering using iOS 8.4 as the iOS update that includes the upcoming Beats-based streaming music service.
As we reported last week, the new service wont use the Beats name and should bring a new look to some very familiar applications like iTunes and the Music app on iOS 8.
And the price for the new service is rumored to be $7.99 per month, which is $2 less than similar offerings from competitors like Rdio and Spotify. At one time, Apple had wanted to offer the service for just $5 a month.
The service will also be heavily integrated into the Apple TV platform.
Its been a hectic day on the iOS development front. Just a few hours ago, Apple released the first beta version of iOS 8.3 to developers. That software offers wireless CarPlay, Googles two-factor authentication system, and Apple Pay support in China. A number of new emoji have also been spotted.
And a new report is also shedding a little more light on iOS 9. Apple is apparently focusing on stability and optimization for that software version. It should be officially introduced at WWDC later this year.
It will be interesting to see if the music service does arrive with iOS 8.4. As I said last week, the lower cost and heavy integration with Apple services could finally convince me to switch from Spotify.