Apple announced its third quarter of FY 2015 financial results. The company posted $49.6 billion in revenue and a profit of $10.7 billion. During the same timeframe a year ago, the company notched $37.4 billion in revenue and $7.7 billion in profit. Once again, the iPhone powered the company during the quarter with 47.5 million handsets sold. Despite this, Wall Street was unimpressed and the biggest story of the week was what one prominent blogger had to say about Apple Music. Here’s a look back at the week in tech that was.
The biggest story this week
Turning against Apple Music, sort of
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.- Jim Dalrymple
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.
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.
Also making news: the new AppAdvice
New website launches, new app coming
You’re reading this post on our new website, which finally exited beta this week.
Besides seeing the latest industry and app news headlines on our new homepage, you will see links to videos, reviews, games, Apps Gone Free, and much more. We also have a Charts page that links to the most popular app titles on the App Store. You’ll also notice that you can change the look of the site. By default, the site is available with a light background. You can change this to dark by clicking on the moon icon at the top right of the page.
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
AT&T, Starbucks make some noise
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
Big app news
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.
In the news:
July 19-26, 2015
Our readers weigh in on the week that was
Saudor says that Pandora’s claim that Apple Music has had no effect on its business, “Sounds like something blackberry said when the iPhone came out. Hopefully they sleep with one eye open.”
Dadoftwogirls: "Substantial caveat? Games won't be available until after they air on regular TV? That's a HUGE caveat. Uh, no thanks NFL."
Aaron Sanchez can’t stand AT&T, noting “I don’t like the slow nickel and diming of users from cell carriers.”