Apple has plans to unveil their highly-anticipated new Apple music streaming service at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s WWDC keynote will likely take place on June 8, where a new Beats-based music streaming service will be revealed.
After the purchase of Dr. Dre’s Beats nearly nine months ago, Apple plans to integrate the Beats Music paid subscription service into iTunes, including cloud libraries, user-created playlists, activities and content customized to the musical tastes of individual users. The company also plans to update Beats’ social networking features, which allows users to follow other users and artists.
With this change, Apple will allow users to merge their current Beats Music accounts with their iTunes and Apple ID profiles. Users will also be able to merge the content of their Beats library with the content currently stored on the Cloud. iTunes Match, iTunes Radio and the existing iTunes Store service are planned to stay the same.
Though no final decision has been made, Apple also plans to release the new service as part of an iOS 8.4 upgrade for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch following its WWDC debut. The likely price of the service will be $7.99 per month, less than the $9.99 per month pricing of Beats.
UPDATE 3/10/15: Macrumors is now reporting that Apple has backed down on its plans to launch the service at $7.99 due to pressure from the major record labels and thus will price the service at $9.99, an industry standard for streaming.