Apple might launch iTunes for Android
As the report of Billboard, Apple is thinking of launching an iTunes app for Android, as well as an on-demand streaming service similar to Spotify. There is decline of the downloads of music from iTunes as most of the people are transitioning to streaming music services like Pandora, Spotify, Beats Music and radio. But the streaming has also help to accumulate the revenues up to $7 billion, nearly the same as it has been since 2009. Digital downloads will make a profit of revenue to the music industry but it will just make 1%decline to the$2.4 billion which suggested many people are downloading from the streaming services.
In this case, Apple has launched iTunes Radio which is the streamlined version of iTunes that competes directly with Pandora. It is also reported that Apple is working on a standalone app for iTunes Radio so that it can better target Pandora. With an iTunes app for Android, Apple could be competition with Pandora, and also potentially increase music downloads.