Apple Plans to Introduce iRadio and AirDrop for iOS at WWDC 2013

Submitted by lalit on June 3, 2013 - 10:40am.

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is just a week away and rumors about the event have started flooding the blogoshpere. Today, two very interesting rumors were posted that are very likely to come true. The first rumor comes from 9to5mac that claims Mac’s AirDrop file sharing feature will come to iOS devices. Mark Gurman wrote:

Sources say that the AirDrop functionality is currently integrated into the standard iOS share menu. AirDrop will work between two iOS devices and potentially between an iOS device and a Mac. The feature will make it easier than ever to transfer, for example, a photograph or document from one person’s iPhone to another person’s iPad.

The second rumor was posted by CNET, which claims that Apple is planning to launch iRadio service at WWDC. Paul Sloan wrote:

Apple struck a licensing deal Sunday with both Warner Music Group and its publishing arm, Warner Chappell, bringing Apple's free Internet radio product that much closer to launching, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

The deal suggests that Apple is working hard to unveil what's been dubbed iRadio at its Worldwide Developers Conference, which begins June 10.

The product, which would be tied to iTunes, would be made for mobile devices. It would contain some features not available on Pandora -- such as the ability to rewind a song from the middle of it, sources say -- and would have a simple button that would let users easily purchase a song.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has already said that we will be seeing a major redesign of iOS done by Jony Ivy. And now various rumors about the new features are only increasing the excitement for WWDC 2013 keynote.