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Some iPhone Users Report Significant Battery Drain Due to Music App Background Activity

A significant minority of iPhone users have taken to Apple’s Support Communities to report battery drain issues related to the Music app and high levels of background activity. Hundreds of users, many running iOS 13.5.1 on devices both new and old, are experiencing rapid battery drain when the Music app is not in use. In […]

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Apple Music Introduces Animated Playlist Artwork in iOS 14 Beta

Apple Officially Obsoletes First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display As expected, Apple’s first MacBook Pro with a Retina display is now officially classed as “obsolete” worldwide, just over eight years after its release. In a support document, Apple notes that obsolete products are no longer eligible for hardware service, with “no exceptions.” This means […]

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Apple Music Real-Time Lyrics Now Available on Samsung Smart TVs

Apple and Samsung partnered to launch an Apple Music app for Samsung smart TVs in April, and from today the app also supports real-time lyrics (via Macerkopf.de). Real-time lyrics lets ‌‌Apple Music‌‌ listeners view song lyrics in a karaoke-style while songs are playing, allowing them to sing along to the music. ‌Apple Music‌ synchronous lyrics […]

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Code in iOS 13.5.5 Suggests Apple is Working on Services Bundle

Rumors have suggested Apple is working on a services bundle that will offer multiple Apple services like Apple TV+ and Apple Music for one flat monthly rate, and according to 9to5Mac, code found in iOS 13.5.5 seemingly confirms Apple’s bundle plans. Files in iOS 13.5.5 reference a “bundle offer” and a “bundle subscription,” and these […]

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Apple Music Debuts New ‘Interview Series’ Podcast Hosted by Zane Lowe

HBO Max Now Available on Apple TV and iOS Devices HBO Max launched today, and is now available on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, which replaces HBO Now, combines HBO content with shows and films from Warner Bros and Turner TV. The service is available as a native app on the […]

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Spotify’s CEO Expects Apple to Further ‘Open Up’ After EU Antitrust Complaint

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek today told Bloomberg that he expects Apple to further “open up” in long term following the antitrust complaint Spotify filed with the European Union last year. In the complaint, Spotify said that Apple enforces App Store rules that “purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience,” […]

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Les services Apple sont désormais disponibles dans 175 pays

Apple a annoncé l’extension de ses services à 20 pays et régions supplémentaires, et la mise à disposition de Apple Music dans 52 pays supplémentaires. Le géant de Cupertino est ainsi présent dans 175 pays et régions. L’App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts et iCloud sont maintenant disponibles dans les pays suivants : Afrique : Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, […]

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Apple Music on the Web Exits Beta

Last September, Apple launched a web-based Apple Music experience, offering users a similar experience to the Mac version of the Music app with “For You,” “Browse,” and “Radio” sections, along with playlists, recommendations and more. As of today, Apple Music on the web has exited beta and is now available at music.apple.com. The previous beta.music.apple.com […]

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Apple Music Launches $50 Million Advance Royalty Fund to Make Sure Independent Labels Can Pay Artists

Apple Music today told independent record labels that it is launching a $50 million advance royalty fund to make sure that artists get paid amid the ongoing pandemic. In letters sent out to record labels that were seen and shared by Rolling Stone, Apple said that livelihoods are at risk and that it “wants to […]

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Apple Music Was Second Biggest Global Music Streaming Service in 2019

Global online music streaming subscriptions were up 32 percent year-over-year in 2019, hitting 358 million subscribers, according to new estimates shared today by Counterpoint Research. Spotify was the market leader with a 31 percent share of total revenue and a 35 percent share of total paid subscriptions, while Apple Music earned the second place slot […]

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Apple Music Shares Playlists Aimed at Lifting Your Spirits While Social Distancing

Apple Music is now offering its subscribers a few playlists aimed at working from home, focusing on schoolwork, and generally lifting spirits for everyone during the current pandemic. These new “Come Together” playlists can be found on the Browse tab of ‌Apple Music‌ in the carousel up top. Apple has made the following playlists: “Isolation […]

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Apple Music Rolling Out Feature That Displays New Music Notifications From Favorite Artists in Your Library

Apple today is rolling out a new feature to Apple Music users, prominently displaying new albums, EPs, and videos from their favorite artists at the top of the Library tab in iOS. The new feature first appears as a splash page in ‌Apple Music‌ on iOS, telling users that they can “see new music from […]

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Apple Music a renouvelé ses accords avec Universal Music, Sony Music et Warner Music

Selon les informations du Financial Times, qui s’appuie sur “quatre sources proches du dossier”, Apple a au cours de ces derniers mois renouvelé des accords pluriannuels de licence avec Universal Music, Sony Music et Warner Music. Une procédure standard dans l’industrie qui permet de réajuster les royalties versées aux labels et les conditions d’exploitation de […]

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