Apple struggling to close music deal before WWDC, revamped Beats announcement still planned

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Apple does not have the key music deals it needs to launch its revamped Beats streaming service before the World Wide Developers Conference in June, according to Billboard, but 9to5Mac says an announcement will still be made at the event. A 9to5Mac source claims Apple will announce the improved streaming service at the June 8th WWDC keynote before the company releases new versions of its Music app, Beats and iTunes Radio as part of iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2.

Apple has already released an iOS 8.4 beta featuring the redesigned Music app and iTunes Radio. Apple will expand its free iTunes Radio service to a “long list” of countries for the first time since its release, and the company will offer a paid version option with unlimited skips, according to 9to5Mac sources.

The official iOS 8.4 beta release notes claim that "discovering music with iTunes Radio" will be easier than ever before, and that the all-new Music app will make "exploring your music collection easier and more fun."

Apple is also expected to announce a new television streaming service and new Apple TV at the event. The new video streaming service is rumored to offer 25 network and cable stations for around $30 to $40 a month. The fourth-generation Apple TV will allegedly ship with an App Store and Siri.

The World Wide Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco from June 8th to 12th.