There’s been plenty of talk this we surrounding Apple’s so-called “killer app” which will apparently launch with iOS 7 later this summer at the firm’s 2013 WWDC in San Francisco. However, with all due respect to the genuine value of said app, a mobile wallet is for all intents and purposes yesterday’s news and something that to one extent or another is already a bog-standard staple in the Android camp…albeit in a limited capacity.
On a slightly more positive note however, there is also talk of another new app up Apple’s sleeve for this summer which if you ask us is far more deserving of the “killer” moniker than the mobile wallet – that being iRadio. Not that this is the first time we’ve heard about the potential for an iRadio launch, but this is indeed the first time said launch has been pinned down to such a relatively precise release date.
According to Morgan Stanley’s Kate Huberty, this year’s WWDC will bring the launch of the iPhone 5S which will debut iOS 7 to the world – a key feature of which could very well be Apple’s iRadio. Roughly summed up, iRadio would work as a streaming media service that works in a similar method to Pandora, though could perhaps be configured to work in conjunction with Siri for incredible ease of control behind the wheel.
Apple has reportedly been engaged in talks with major record labels for quite some time now and is making concerted efforts to stack up the rights to an extraordinary archive of songs and content. While Pandora and other internet radio services have taken credit for getting the concept off the ground in the first place, Apple’s iRadio has every potential of bringing it to the mainstream market and revolutionizing both home and vehicle audio standards like never before.
And that…if you ask us at least…is considerably more of a game-changer than paying for your basket or groceries with a swipe or your Smartphone, as the Android crowd can already do, if desired.