September Apple Event Rumor: 'iTunes Unlimited', iPhone iDisk Access?
A number of Apple rumor sites, including MacRumors, have received an anonymous tip purporting to describe details of a "Late September Apple Event". The source describes MobileMe upgrades that will allow the iPhone and iPod touch to access a user's iDisk storage, as well as the introduction of "iTunes Unlimited", a yearly subscription model for digital music.
MobileMe, iPhone, iPod Touch
-Enable disk use
-When enabled for disk use, iDisk folder accessible
-Viewable formats can be opened, other formats grayed out
-Button to sync with MobileMe
-Photo syncing support via MobileMe
-256 Kbps music; highest quality digital music subscription service ever
-50% of U.S. store available for iTunes Unlimited at launch, U.S.-only launch
-Available through iTunes or retail box a la MobileMe, funds applied through iTunes gift cards cannot be used towards subscription purchase
-$129.99 stand-alone or $179.99 with MobileMe, current MobileMe subscribers can add iTunes Unlimited for $99.99
-One-year subscription period
-Current a la carte options unchanged
-When signed in to subscription account, Buy is Get
-Download and Play throughout iTunes Unlimited Subscription or Buy and Keep
-Buy and Keep option available for downloaded subscription songs, purchased version replaces subscription version
- Late October launch with iTunes 7.8
Readers should note that anonymous submissions made to multiple rumor sites are generally false, but we are publishing it due to long-standing popularity of the "iTunes Unlimited" rumor and the fact that several other rumors sites have reported on this, making it a significant topic of discussion in the rumor community.