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Apple to Unveil Redesigned Apple Music Next Month (Report)

Apple is getting ready to unveil a completely redesigned version of Apple Music at its developer conference in June, according to a Bloomberg report. The new version is supposed to feature a much more intuitive interface that will more closely integrate with the iTunes download store.

The new version will also offer an expanded online radio service, Bloomberg reports without getting into further details. This could fill a serious gap for the company, especially as online radio service Pandora is getting ready to launch its own on-demand service later this year.

Apple Music launched with just one radio station, dubbed Beats1 Radio, last year, and actually moved to discontinue its free iTunes Radio service earlier this year. Bloomberg is now reporting that Apple had plans to expand iTunes radio to additional countries, but scrapped those plans in favor of Apple Music.

Apple’s music subscription service has arguably been a success for the company, attracting more than 13 million paying subscribers in about 9 months. What’s more, Apple made more money with services than with computer sales for the first time in its corporate history during Q1 of 2016.

However, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple still makes most of its music revenue with downloads, which has caused friction within the company. Former Beats Music executive Ian Rogers left Apple just months after the Apple Music launch, and other key executives have since left as well.

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