Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news: Apple Denies iTunes Match is Streaming Service Even Though it is Just yesterday Apple rolled out a beta of iTunes Match to developers. This morning we […]
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Apple Seeds: More on iTunes Match, The Company’s Handling of Email, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

Apple Denies iTunes Match is Streaming Service Even Though it is

Just yesterday Apple rolled out a beta of iTunes Match to developers. This morning we heard, and confirmed, that the service offers streaming, along with downloading of content. An Apple spokesperson has chimed (via AllThingsD)in and claims that iTunes Match is not in fact a streaming service:

While a video making the rounds today makes it seem as if Apple’s upcoming iTunes Match service will stream music from Apple’s servers to a user’s device, that’s not the case. An Apple spokesperson confirms that any music you want to access from your cloud-based “locker” will still need to be stored on your iPad, or iPhone, or whatever device you’re using to listen to the song.

So to be clear, a track begins playing the second it is downloaded, and is cached on the device so that any portion of the track can be accessed fast. The song will remained cached, but will not be permanently downloaded to a users’ library. Compare this to traditional streaming services which require a data connection to be open at all times to listen to music. In short, their service temporarily cache’s the song, other’s don’t.

How Apple Handles Customer Email to Executives

MacRumors has posted an interesting piece regarding Apple’s handling of emails sent to their executive team. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs would famously respond to customer emails, and it appears the new CEO, Tim Cook is doing the same. It’s good PR. [Read More]

Apple Having Trouble Stopping Counterfeiters in Asia, Little Help From Authorities

Over the summer it came to light that China was harboring a series of fake Apple retail stores. A report has surfaced today claiming that Apple isn’t having as much luck as they would like in stopping these counterfeiters due to a lack of help from the authorities. [Read More]

Shrine of Apple, Hopes to Photograph All of Apple’s Products

Now for something neat. A new website, which is beautiful if I do say so myself, called the Shrine of Apple, and aims to photograph every product ever made by Apple. Ambitions and targeted, I hope they do well. [Read More]

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