Today in Apple history: Logic Pro 7 shows Apple’s still serious about creatives


Logic Pro 7 was a great music creation tool for Apple fans.
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Sept29September 29, 2004: Apple debuts its pro-grade music development software Logic Pro 7, boasting a whole host of new creation tools and a new, streamlined interface which brings it more in line with other Apple software.

Coming off the success of the iPod and iTunes Music Store, Logic Pro 7 — and its stripped down sibling Logic Express 7 — is a reminder that Apple’s the best place for music consumers and professionals alike.

Apple Music tops first JD Power music streaming rankings


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Exclusives are keeping Apple Music subscribers loyal.
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The first ever J.D. Power music streaming satisfaction survey found that Apple Music is the most liked streaming service in the U.S.

Spotify didn’t even manage to crack the top 3 in the survey that polled over 4,000 subscribers to music streaming services to gauge how well each company performs when it comes to performance and reliability, ease of use, cost, content, communication and customer service.

Apple Music drives first serious music industry growth since 1999


Apple Music is doing good in the eyes of record labels.
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Apple Music is having a big impact on the profitability of the music industry, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America.

How big? Apple Music is one of the key players driving what looks to be the recording industry’s first back-to-back yearly growth since 1998-1999.

watchOS 3 is ready for your wrist


With watchOS 3, Apple is promising pretty new features -- and an end to that depressing lag.
Apple Watch feels all-new thanks to watchOS 3.
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Apple Watch owners just got a big update today in the form of watchOS 3 that completely changes the way you use Apple’s wearable.

The huge new update comes after months of beta testing by developers and public testers, adding new features like a Breathe app, the ability to unlock your Mac, a new Dock for apps, faster performance and more.