Hints of 'iTunes Live Stream' Service Found in iTunes 10.1

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Speculation and rumors regarding tomorrow's iTunes-related announcement are continuing to come in from all directions, and the latest bit of speculation relies on some bits of information pulled out of the iTunes 10.1 release from last Friday to suggest that Apple might be looking to launch some kind of "iTunes Live Stream" service. Details on what exactly the service might be, however, remain sketchy.


    The Apple Lounge reports [Google translation] that translation entries in a property list file included with iTunes 10.1 contain references to an "iTunes Live Stream URL" that appears to be a type of file or service that could be handled by iTunes. This reference is new in iTunes 10.1.


    Meanwhile, as noted in a series of Tweets from @dustinrue, other references to "iTunes Live Stream URL" in iTunes 10.1 files suggest the ability to handle "itls" as a URI scheme in much the same way that iTunes uses "itms" to handle requests to connect to the iTunes Store.

    As noted, however, it is unclear what iTunes Live Stream actually is, with speculation ranging from live streaming of existing television content to something more along the lines of user-generated streams of live video or audio content.

    Apple has been testing some aspects of live video streaming in recent months, rolling out its own HTTP Live Streaming technology based on open standards to deliver live video of its September and October media events. And with the company's new data center in North Carolina set to open by the end of the year, the company would seem to have ample backend capacity for such technology to be deployed on a broader scale.

    The speculation remains, however, merely guesses about whether the new hints included in iTunes 10.1 are related to Apple's announcement tomorrow and what exactly those hints might mean.

    Article Link: Hints of 'iTunes Live Stream' Service Found in iTunes 10.1
  2. bobbytallant macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2010
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Bigger than Jesus.
  4. WalterNeff macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2010
    I believe

    Apple has been acquired by Kabletown GE Sheinhardt NBC Universal. Tracy Jordan will be the new spokesmen for all iOS products, including the latest device: iPlug, a handheld device that does nothing but stream product placement scenes from NBC soap operas.
  5. seanster macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Bigger than Steve.....naaah, that's not possible ;-)
  6. dabluesguy macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8B117)

    The fact that Soundhound now has links to I tunes for Beatles songs, and "just another day" is a McCartney song screams BEATLES!!!
  7. talkingfuture macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2008
    The back of beyond.
    I wonder if it could be live streaming events, like the last couple of keynotes have had. they could stream music gigs on iTunes to start with and perhaps cover other live events such as sports events as the service develops.
  8. Brinkman macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2010
    This makes more sense.

    They'll offer live Pandora like streaming.
  9. stridemat, Nov 15, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

    stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    The plot thickens. It's been a while since the old Rumor mill has rolled into action. Things are looking good for tomorrow.
  10. AisEv macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
  11. djrod macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2008
    Madrid - Spain
    This is going to be the announcement of tomorrow, watch live concerts from iTunes
  12. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Shazam has links for many songs that aren't for sale in iTunes. It means nothing. What the hell is the deal with the beatles library coming to iTunes? Like others have said, fans most likely have already CDs and imported them to iTunes. They aren't going to buying them again.
  13. knightlie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    It's really quite simple. Look at the Apple home page - four clocks, four members of the Beatles. The whole "streaming iTunes" thing is a red herring.

    You heard it here first. :apple:
  14. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    how do you get into the code like that :confused:
    my first post :p
  15. wilycoder macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2008
    no one cares.
  16. dilgit macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    The big surprize?

    It's the ios 4.2 final version is being released tomorrow. That's it!
  17. gorjan macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2009
    Yeah, that will really be a thing we'll never forget.

    By the way, the front page of the Scandinavian versions of Apple's site has changed to reflect tomorrow's announcement.
  18. carlme macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    Derby, England

    I think it's going to be live concerts etc

    Recently Les Mis (west end musical) held a 25th anniversary concert & it became the first ever to be beamed live to Cinemas around the world they also used it for the DVD

    Maybe Apple have done a deal or brought the streaming company

    It's the future for concerts imagine all those people who couldn't get GAGA tickets or Bon Jovi etc streaming it at home to iTunes then airplaying it to there apple TVs

    That would excite me elemensly and be an excuse for an apple tv so my good lady could see the Take That concert !!!
  19. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    I don't think it will be. It would mention it more specifically as its due out at anytime, and people know this.

    The Apple PR team have excelled themselves. The internet is full of people discussing this.
  20. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    They'll kick off the iTunes Live streaming with a live reunion concert with all four original members of Beatles. They've perfected re-animation you see. (This way Apple will never be without Steve.)


  21. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Live stream of some content would be useful. Say, Stevenote!
  22. eh270 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2009
  23. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Beatles and live streaming.

    Apple is taking the fun out of things lately...

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