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Rumor Has It: Watch out, Pandora: Here comes iRadio

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Rumor Has It: Watch out, Pandora: Here comes iRadio

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Apple's AirDrop may finally come to an iOS device near you, an analyst teaches Eric how to be a good employee, and iRadio rumors might finally be put to rest -- soon.

KARYNE: Hey, I�m Karyne Levy. ERIC: And I'm Eric Franklin. KARYNE: Welcome to Rumor Has It! The show where we round up the week's biggest tech rumors. ERIC: And vote on what sounds likely and what's probably BS. KARYNE: And remember: you can vote on all the rumors! Keep your eye out for the poll in the interactive player, if you're watching on CNET. KARYNE: First up, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple's AirDrop feature is coming to iOS. Currently, AirDrop lets OS 10 users quickly and efficiently share files between computers. According to anonymous sources, AirDrop will be embedded in the iOS 7 share menu. It's possible that it could allow for sharing to Macs, though right now, it's focused on sharing between iOS devices. ERIC: The sources also said that Apple has tried to bring it to iOS in the past but has backed out at the last moment. Probably because AirDrop is one of the dumbest names anyone's ever heard and because it reminds me that THIS atrocity was ever made. KARYNE: You have something against Operation Dumbo Drop? That like the cutest movie ever. ERIC: Have you even seen it? KARYNE: Well, no. ERIC: You realize that movie's simply a cash in on the Dumbo name and oversimplifies the horrors of the Vietnam War, right? KARYNE: But it has elephants or something. Right? KARYNE: Next up, according to analyst Michael Pachter, the Xbox One is going to cost $399, and the PS4 will cost $349. ERIC: Where did he get this information? KARYNE: Pretty much out of nowhere. He based the estimates on the cost of materials needed to build the consoles. He also took into account the prices the current- gen models sold for when they were released: the Xbox 360 premium edition debuted at $399 in 2005, and the 60GB PlayStation 3 initially sold for $599. ERIC: So he basically took Y, added R, divided that by Q, and came up with F. I guess we'll see if his crazy math works at E3 on Monday. KARYNE: And if that math does work out, then he just justified his employment! ERIC: Huh. Glad I don't ever have to do that. KARYNE: �.. ERIC: What? ERIC: And lastly, rumors are persisting that Apple is just about to announce its Pandora competitor, iRadio, at WWDC next week. On Sunday, it was announced that Apple struck a licensing deal with both Warner Music Group and its publishing arm, Warner Chappell. KARYNE: Sources say that iRadio would function a lot like Pandora, would integrate with iTunes, and would allow you to purchase songs directly from the app and allow you to do crazy things like rewind from the middle of a song! ERIC: And lastly, rumors are persisting that Apple is just about to announce its Pandora competitor, iRadio, at WWDC next week. On Sunday, it was announced that Apple struck a licensing deal with both Warner Music Group and its publishing arm, Warner Chappell. KARYNE: Sources say that iRadio would function a lot like Pandora, would integrate with iTunes, and would allow you to purchase songs directly from the app and allow you to do crazy things like rewind from the middle of a song! ERIC: And the Council's verdict is a unanimous YES. They agree that iRadio will be announced at WWDC next week. KARYNE: That�s our show everyone. Be sure to check out CNET on Monday for all our WWDC and E3 coverage, where a lot of these rumors will be put to rest. ERIC: And tune in next week when we have fresh new rumors.
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