Apple watchdog 9 To 5 Mac has published a report, based on information from "multiple sources within Apple and the music industry," that goes inside the tech giant's nascent streaming service. It's the first (believable) information on the fate of Beats Music the public has seen. While there were rumors of a March launch of the service, summer is said to be the new target date of the big reveal.
As expected, Apple is said to be planning to fold Beats into iTunes and the iOS Music app, as well as Apple TV. Also as expected, the design and functionality will be Apple-centric -- the black-and-red style of Beats Music probably won't make it to Internet iTunes (simply a suggestion). Nitty-gritty functionality includes the option to download music into their personal libraries. Beats Music's much-touted editorial playlist features -- of which Beats executive Julie Pilat said in August 2013: "It's about an art for connecting and giving [consumers] what they want... to bridge the gap between that 'tastemaker' audience and the mainstream. And give a lot of music context" -- will also make the jump.