Will Apple unveil a new music service or iOS 7? Just don't expect a new iPhone or iPad to debut.
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The debut of Apple's long-rumored music-streaming service may be the WWDC's big reveal. The New York Timesreports that Apple is trying to finalize licensing deals with major music labels in time for a WWDC announcement. Apple reportedly: signed a deal over the first weekend in June with Warner Music Group for its recorded music and publishing rights, has inked a partial deal with Universal Music Group, and is still in talks with Sony's separate music and publishing arms. With the growing popularity of music-streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify and the just-announced Google Play Music All Access, an Internet radio service is crucial to Apple's long-term music strategy.
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