Apple Tips A Hat Toward “The Browser is My iPod”

What with all the speculation about what Apple’s acquistion of means for the future of iTunes and digital music in general, here comes the closest indication yet that Apple understands that music storage and delivery are moving into “the cloud.”

But (drum roll please) Apple has changed tack and is now offering browser-based song previews of 30 seconds of the music. This means you can sample a song from an iTunes Preview link using a Web browser.

If you like a track you can then hit the button to purchase it through the Apple music service.