Pandora business model produces the most revenue to the artists and the music industry (ex-artist)
Why would Apple want to get into that tar-baby? In addition, what if they were slapped with an anti-trust lawsuit? In addition, they are bluffing about offering a streaming alternative. This is due to the one-time technology logjam related to the SVLTE issue with the new I5. And Apple's deals w/ ATT & Verizon to postpone the release of the next generation wireless technolgy. All this is being done as a battery-saving and data usage saving ploy. All very clever! But doesn't change the simple fact that Pandora pays more for its music, and the Music Industry is a very tight & very survival conscious bunch- they like Pandora's model, why should they not!