(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Avid music users of Apple’s iTunes could be in store for some big changes soon. According to a report by Bloomberg on Wednesday, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant will have the popular music platform overhauled by sometime later this year. Bloomberg cited unidentified sources to confirm the move.
In the works is better sharing integration with Apple’s iCloud service, a solution the company detailed during last year’s WWDC event. iCloud provides Apple users with cross-device syncing for media files.
The overhaul is so large, Bloomberg noted that it would be the most significant change since 2003. The changes could also allow users to better share their music. A yet to be unveiled deal with record labels would let iTunes users share music files with friends with free streaming, according to the report. Changes could also pertain to how actual searches are done.
Apple iTunes has become increasingly popular since its initial market debut. However, the service has seen rising competition as of late from other media streaming platforms including Spotify. In March of 2011, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs indicated that its iTunes service contained 200 million user accounts, according to a news story from TechCrunch.com.