It’s been a bit of time since Apple’s experienced any kind of outage with its digital storefronts, so apparently it’s about time.
There’s always the potential that a random bug will crop up and cause some level of annoyance, especially as software gets more complicated.
Streaming music has become a huge market, so much so that even Apple jumped into the game with Apple Music not too long ago. As a result, music downloads are taking a hit.
A couple of weeks after releasing iTunes 12.4, Apple has rolled out a minor .1 update addressing a “number of problems” pertaining to VoiceOver. The update also reintroduces the option to reset the play count and fixes a couple of other issues.
Apple Music subscribers are facing spotty issues when it comes to their music libraries, or syncing up with iCloud in general.
Yesterday, Apple released iTunes 12.4 with a slightly redesigned interface that is aimed at making it easier to navigate around in the app. Among other minor UI tweaks, the update also reintroduces a sidebar that makes jumping around in your media library easier.
In an interesting turn of events, all of the heat that Apple Music has been receiving lately might actually have a more familiar bothersome source.
Keeping the things we own, even the digital things, is important, but when software steps in and deletes it, things can get out of hand pretty quickly.