Remember iTunes Ping? It was Apple’s attempt to build a social network from scratch within iTunes. It didn’t pan out.
Apple Music is a great service that is, for better or worse, embedded in iTunes. A web player might be something a lot of people want, but it doesn’t appear Apple has any immediate plans to launch something like that.
There’s no doubt that Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, led by Freddy Mercury, is one of the most popular songs on the planet.
While Apple Music might not have a huge subscriber base on Android, they’re certainly out there. And maybe they even have an Android tablet on hand.
Apple has been in talks with iHeartMedia for quite some time now, and while plans may have changed a bit since the beginning, it sounds like Apple is still very interested in using the platform –in some way or another– to expand its Beats 1 efforts.
Apple’s first smart speaker, the HomePod, launched earlier this year with a price tag of $349. That wasn’t necessarily cheap, but it’s also not the most expensive option out there, either — especially for the quality of sound it produces.
In an announcement that’s going to surprise many, Amazon and Apple have tied hands to bring Apple Music to the former’s Echo devices. Starting mid-December, Amazon Echo devices will be able to stream songs from Apple Music.
I like Apple Music. There is a lot going on with Apple’s streaming platform that is pretty great. But so far it feels like just a music player, and that’s not so great .
Services have become a huge element to Apple’s business plan, and it looks like it’s definitely paying off.
Apple recently suffered a pretty widespread iCloud issue, which impacted several different services offered by the company.