Apple Music is crushing it with 11 million subscribers


Apple Music is preparing for invasion.
Apple Music's ad banner in New York's Times Square.
Photo: Zane Lowe/Twitter

Apple Music may have attracted criticism from big name Apple pundits recently, but it’s still killing it when it comes to subscribers.

According to a new interview with Eddy Cue, Apple has secured 11 million trial members so far, with 2 million of these opting for the $14.99 monthly family plan rather than the $9.99 standard one.

iOS 9 beta 3 is now available to developers


New iOS 9 beta goodies are here

Apple’s beta testers usually get early access to upcoming features, but with last week’s public release of iOS 8.4, users on iOS 9 betas found themselves shut out of the new Apple Music service. That changes today with the release of iOS 9.0 beta 3 which brings support for Apple Music to the upcoming mobile operating system for the first time.

Miss Home Sharing on your iPhone? Eddie Cue confirms Apple is on it

Home Sharing coming back to iOS 9, says Apple's Eddy Cue.
Home Sharing coming back to iOS 9, says Apple's Eddy Cue.
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According to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, his team is on top of the recent removal of Home Sharing from the iOS 8.4 update.

Cue tweeted that we can expect the feature, which lets you share music across Home Sharing-enabled Apple devices on the same network, will return in iOS 9.

iOS 9 beta users will be able to use Apple Music starting next week

iOS 9
Apple Music is coming to iOS 9 soon.
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If you’re a wannabe Apple Music customer, but currently running the iOS 9 beta, have no fear — since Eddy Cue has confirmed via Twitter that a new beta seed is on the way, offering compatibility with Apple’s newly-launched streaming music service.

Cue didn’t give a precise timeframe, but did note that it would be, “early next week.” Apple’s most recent iOS 9 beta on June 23. Since the company typically releases new beta seeds at fortnightly intervals, it would make sense if the next one arrives next Tuesday.

All the ways Apple left us hanging at WWDC 2015


Tim Cook announces “one more thing” at WWDC 2015.
They probably shouldn't have stopped at one.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s two-hours-plus keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week was packed with new and exciting information about the future of software for its current major hardware. But we couldn’t help but notice some things that were missing.

Here are some of the ways Apple’s presentation left us hanging this year.