In a press release issued this morning by Apple, “Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.” According to ReadWriteWeb.com, “Many have speculated that iCloud will be a music streaming service or locker, like Amazon’s Cloud Drive or Google Music Beta.”
We are really excited to hear what Apple will reveal about its new service at the WWDC. The possibility of being able to store your music on iTunes in the sky makes us salivate. For any music lover, this means (theoretically) never having to worry about seeing the blue screen of death and wondering whether your favorite albums would be lost? Or what if your backup fails or dies? This should alleviate those stresses nicely and provide seamless and global access to your music. Even though this news comes after rivals Amazon and Google, we think Apple will take full advantage of its leadership in digital music to up the ante a bit. The showdown will ultimately just mean better offerings and prices for consumers, which we love.