This week, Apple announced its latest sales numbers. Here’s what made news this week:
Turning against Apple Music, sort of
Jim Dalrymple is one of the most influential Apple bloggers on the planet. Therefore, when the Loop Insight founder speaks, people tend to listen. This week, Dalrymple did the unthinkable: he criticized an Apple product. In this case, he lambasted the month-old Apple Music service for deleting some of his tracks.
I love Apple. I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions. The things they make just work and we trust them. Unfortunately, my experience with Apple Music has been exactly the opposite. As of today, I’m missing about 4,700 songs from my library with little hope of getting them back.
Later in the week (and after a visit to Apple), Dalrymple noted that 99 percent of his music was recovered. Nonetheless, he admitted that he’s still trying to get his “head around how (Apple Music) works.” He concludes, “I still have no idea what happened to the other songs, for sure.”
Like many, I use Apple Music every day. While I haven’t experienced the problems Dalrymple has, I have noticed some weird quirks with the service. These have included missing downloads, incomplete albums, and more.
Hopefully, Cupertino will figure things out and listen to folks like Dalrymple, someone who obviously wants Apple Music to succeed. And do so before the three-month Apple Music trial concludes this fall.
New AppAdvice website launches, new app coming
You’re reading this post on our new website, which finally exited beta this week. And this is only the first part of our transformation. Our long-awaited AppAdvice app update is about to drop too. Stay tuned.
Eight other top news stories
Here are other tech stories that made news during the past week:
- Cupertino’s big quarter left many unhappy
- How many Apple Watches were sold last quarter?
- AT&T sticks it to customers by adding new fees
- Starbucks lines up partnerships with Lyft and The New York Times.
- Apple’s iOS 9, OS X El Capitan development process gets closer to completion
- New enterprise apps arrive from IBM and Apple
- Jet launches to bring down Amazon
- The NFL announces a strange, new streaming package for Apple TV
One of our favorite iPhone apps has finally arrived on Apple Watch. TodoMovies 4 helps you manage the films you’ve seen and those you’d like to watch.
Other app news:
- My favorite Apple Watch apps for July 24, 2015
- Pandora CEO claims ‘no impact’ from Apple Music
- The best to-do list app: Todoist or Wunderlist?
- Meerkat allows iOS users to broadcast directly from GoPro cameras
- Microsoft’s new Send app brings iMessage simplicity to email
What will be happening in the week ahead? Visit AppAdvice to find out.