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This article was published on November 19, 2014


Apple’s Beats Music will reportedly be bundled with a future version of iOS

Apple’s Beats Music will reportedly be bundled with a future version of iOS
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After Apple’s purchase of Beats earlier this year, it was only a matter of time until the company started pushing customers to use its music streaming service.

A report today by Financial Times says that Beats Music will be rolled into a future iOS update, maybe even as soon as March 2015.

Apple bundles a number of its apps into iOS, like Podcasts, but this would be the first time it has included a new paid service in an iOS update.

This would mark Apple’s first push into full music streaming. iTunes Radio, which launched in 2013, only allows users to select a genre or track they like and listen to an automatically generated radio station.

Apple plans to push Beats to every iPhone [FT]