A new report from Reuters states that Apple’s cloud music service is ready to go and will launch ahead of Google’s attempt at a similar service. This may put into operation Apple’s new $1 billion dollar data center in North Carolina as has been reported for quite some time now. The report states:
Apple’s plans will allow iTunes customers to store their songs on a remote server, and then access them from wherever they have an Internet connection, said two of these people who asked not to be named as the talks are still confidential.
The maker of the wildly popular iPhone and iPod, Apple has yet to sign any new licenses for the service and major music labels are hoping to secure deals before the service is launched, three of the sources said. Apple has not told its music partners of when it intends to introduce its music locker, they said
Sources also point out that Google has been undecided on what it wants, leading to a delay in launching a music service for Android OS handsets.