Further weight has been added to the idea that Apple is planning an Internet radio service with the discovery of hidden graphics files in iOS 6.1, according to AppleInsider.
The files include an icon of a transmission mast and carry the name ‘radio buy button.’
The files were first discovered by graphic designer Austin Smith, who found them after using the newly released iOS 6.1 jailbreak and exploring the system files on an iPod touch.
The resource files found hidden in the iOS 6.1 Music application were last updated on Jan. 9, 2013.
Reports last year claimed that Apple was negotiating with record companies to license music for streaming online.
Bloomberg reported in October that Apple ‘wants listeners to be able to buy tracks as music streams or revisit what they’ve heard in auto-generated playlists.’