17 May 2013The Verge:
Apple, on the other hand, is pioneering a hybrid web and radio service — one that resembles Pandora but melds it with some on-demand features, the sources said. The licensing agreement had to be created from scratch.
Apple’s service sounds more involved than just a mere Pandora clone, which has no concept of “on-demand” music at all. As a result, I’m a lot more intrigued about “iRadio” (which may be a bad moniker for the product, in light of this news) than I was before.