Apple To Launch iTunes Radio Service Nobody Needs Next Month

Between Pandora, Rdio, Spotify, Nokia, Google, and who-knows-how-many others (Beats!), the streaming Internet radio market is not exactly empty. But that of course isn't stopping industry behemoth Apple from jumping into the fray with its own iTunes Radio service — which, according to AdAge, will be available in the U.S. sometime next month.

Just what will be so special about Apple's service? Let us know when you figure it out. The early specs are as follows: 200 Apple-curated stations, with personalized options based on your taste or your existing iTunes library. Listening will be free, with audio ads running every 15 minutes and a video ad every hour. Those who purchase iTunes Match, Apple's cloud-storage music service, can listen without ads.

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