After months of anticipation, Apple's revamped streaming music service, now officially confirmed as Apple Music, was revealed at WWDC. Forget about vinyl, 8-tracks, and Tower Records: In 2015, Apple Music will apparently revolutionize the music market, changing the way listeners experience music forever, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple's big 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference is only a couple days away, but while we wait for the big event, why not get caught up with this week's Apple news? There's a lot of info and rumors about WWDC, of course — mostly about Apple's revamped Beats Music and possibilities with Apple TV — but we've also got news on Apple Watch, Apple's Fortune 500 ranking, and lots more.
In today's Apple Daily, Apple is said to be preparing to launch its music streaming service with the option of trying it for 90 days for free. Meanwhile, there's good news and bad news at the Apple Online Store: all AT&T subsidized iPhones with two-year plans have been removed, but same-day delivery is now offered for some purchases.
In today's Apple Daily, insider sources claim that Apple may not have its rebranded steaming music service ready in time for WWDC. In other news, the next Apple TV remote is rumored to have a touch pad, and Apple finally releases specifications for third-party Apple Watch bands as part of a new "Made for Apple Watch" program.
That old saw about waiting until the next generation to buy a new Apple product might also apply to the Apple Watch, as new reports suggest that future versions could have a special port for "smart straps" and similar peripherals. In other news, we likely won't get to listen to Apple's rebranded streaming music service until WWDC, and Microsoft has released a free preview version of Office 2016 for Mac users.
Everyone loves a Super Bowl party. You don’t have to know what a drop-back pass is to enjoy it — between the snacks, the halftime show, and commercials, sometimes it seems that actual game isn't all that important. But if you're the host, it can be a stressful as a fourth-and-one on the goal line. Thankfully, with your iPhone, you can use these 8 apps to make sure that you keep everyone entertained, whether they're there to see the Pats or Katy Perry.
Judging from Google's top search trends for 2014, desktop and mobile users were eager to find out more about Apple's iPhone 6, which topped the charts more than any other consumer electronics device. Our Tuesday Morning Report has more on that as well as how Apple Pay is poised to dominate U.S. credit card purchases, and rumors of a new streaming music service from hardware maker Bose. Go forth, click, and read!
Apple spent all that money on Beats earlier this year, and they really, really want you to see what the service has to offer. And just to ensure that you have no excuse not to try it out, the company's reportedly going to start bundling it with iOS starting sometime next year. According to the Financial Times, that could happen as early as March.
It's well known that Apple was a little late to the streaming music party, and thus its fantastically expensive acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics makes sense for a company looking to get ahead in the business. It'll need it, too. The Wall Street Journal reported today that traditional digital music sales on iTunes have dropped by 13 percent so far this year.
Apple's exclusivity deal for the U2 Songs of Innocence album released during last month's iPhone event has almost run its course, and on the eve of its expiration, Apple executive Eddie Cue has some numbers regarding how well the promotion fared. Most notably, 26 million iTunes users downloaded the full album following its launch on September 9.