The keynote for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was pretty low-key for the most part.
Apple Music is growing in subscriber numbers on a regular basis, which means Apple has a lot more people to make happy with its streaming music platform on a regular basis.
Apple has always lacked a proper web player to sign-in and play music, a feature which rival brands like Spotify and Google Play Music offer already. But that could be changing soon thanks to a revelation made by a Reddit user.
Apple Music has seen some changes with each iterative iOS update. An independent designer, Álvaro Pabesio, has now shared his vision for the app, making some minor UI changes while also adding a handful of new features.
Back in April, it was revealed that Apple Music had 40 million subscribers. 1.5 months later, the service now has over 50 million subscribers as revealed by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook.
Spotify is the leader when it comes to the streaming music services, but that doesn’t mean Apple Music isn’t trying to give the service a run for its money.
Apple is offering a free one-month Apple Music subscription to customers who had previously tried the 3-month Apple Music trial but did not subscribe to the service. Apple is offering this additional one-month trial to select customers, and it has been apparently doing so for the last six months.
Up to this point, Drake’s album, Views, held onto the title for most first-day streams of a new release. But that record has been broken. (Views still has records to be excited about, though.)
A leaked internal email from Apple last week revealed that it had over 40 million paid Apple Music subscribers — up by 2 million from 38 million just 2 months. This has led to analyst Ben Schachter of Macquarie Capital estimate that Apple Music will post an average annual growth of 40 percent over the next three years.
Oliver Schusser is Now Leading Apple Music Worldwide Division as the Service Passes 40 Million Subscribers
Earlier this month, an Apple executive revealed that Apple Music has 40 million subscribers. Looks like that’s already changed.