The Beats Music streaming service will reportedly join the likes of Newsstand, Maps and Stocks as a default iOS app next year.
Beats Music will be bundled with an upcoming iOS update as early as March, the site says.
Well it Beats iTunes
Word in October was Apple will merge Beats Music with iTunes, which already offers limited streaming music with iTunes Radio, and the FT agrees that that's likely.
In addition Apple has reportedly been courting record labels in an effort to slash the streaming music subscription price in half to just $5 (about £3.20, AU$5.80) a month.