Date: Monday, June 29th, 2015, 08:18
Category: iOS, News, Software
Apple’s employees have gotten a bit chatty over the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch.
The company will reportedly be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10 AM release window. The change in scheduling seems to be in service of Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station, which will start streaming from 9 AM on the same day.
In a series of recent tweets, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue outlined how Apple Music and iTunes Match work together. In the tweets, Cue explained how the service matched and uploaded unrecognized songs so Apple users don’t have to subscribe to both Apple Music and iTunes Match to get all the features.
Cue also revealed that the same 25,000 song library limit will apply to Apple Music at launch as exists with iTunes Match today. However, Apple is ‘working’ on raising that limit to 100,000 songs in iOS 9, allowing users to take advantage of the additional features with much larger libraries.
So, stay tuned for iOS 8.4, which should hit tomorrow morning.
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