“While a video making the rounds today makes it seem as if Apple’s upcoming iTunes Match service will stream music from Apple’s servers to a user’s device, that’s not the case,” Peter Kafka reports for AllThingsD.
“An Apple spokesperson confirms that any music you want to access from your cloud-based “locker” will still need to be stored on your iPad, or iPhone, or whatever device you’re using to listen to the song,” Kafka reports. “This applies both to music you’ve purchased from Apple’s iTunes store, and, when Apple’s iTunes Match service starts up this fall, with music you’ve acquired some other way, then stored on Apple’s servers.”
Kafka reports, “So what about that clip from Insanely Great Mac, which makes it look as if users will have the option to download or stream songs? Apple says that what looks like a ‘stream’ is really a simultaneous listen and download — users can hear the song while their machine ingests it.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]