Put this firmly in the rumor file for right now, but Macsimum News is reporting that a live streaming version of iTunes will debut at this year’s WWDC, building upon Apple’s December purchase of online streaming service Lala.
According to Macsimum News, the new version of iTunes would allow shoppers to build digital media collections without having to store them locally. A service called iTunes Replay would allow users to stream their music, TV shows and movies purchased on iTunes so you wouldn’t ever need to download them if you didn’t want to.
It makes sense: Apple bought that North Carolina server farm for something, after all. Hopefully, though, any new streaming iTunes would also function as a media dropbox for local files, which can be uploaded to Apple’s servers for instant streaming on any computer. Only WWDC will tell.