Forget one album from "the world's biggest band" -- what about millions of records, inside an app, pushed to your phone?
Unsurprisingly, word has leaked that Apple plans to bundle a potentially rebranded version of the Beats Music streaming app with an upcoming version of iOS. The news was first reported by the Financial Times.
The bundling is expected as early as March 2015 -- little more than a year after the service first launched -- according to unnamed sources contacted by the Financial Times. The news isn't surprising to industry forecasters, or those who have been following the story since Beats was acquired by Apple in May. It was largely expected that Apple would, as it was with many of its native applications (remember Mapsgate?), at some point force users to keep the Beats Music app on their devices.