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Apple's 24/7 online radio station, Beats 1, finally went live in Singapore on Tuesday, almost two years after Apple Music first launched there (via Mashable).

The availability of Beats 1 - which does not require an Apple Music subscription to listen to - is notable for a country in which iPhones usually launch the same day as in the U.S., and where Apple's streaming music service has proved very popular since its debut in 2015, when it went live in over 100 countries worldwide.

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The lack of Beats 1 in Singapore until now has been a source of frustration among users, given that the station has been streaming to other countries in the region, such as Thailand and the Philippines, since that time.

At present, Beats 1 remains unavailable in the Bahamas, Bahrain, Burkina-Faso, China, Egypt, Jordan, the Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia, the UAE and Qatar.

Article Link: Apple's Beats 1 Radio Station Launches in Singapore
 

peterh988

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Is it still all hip-hop?

Haven't listened for ages, gave it a try, but, well, it was all hip-hop.
 
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NervousFish2

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Can't disagree with that. I used to think that iOS 8.4/9 Music was awful and terrible. Then I saw the one from iOS 10. Still, the one in iOS 6 and earlier was the best.

Well, each to their own. "No judgement," as the guys down my local gym like to say. But really, I think the iOS 10 interface rocks. It is far superior to iOS 9, which was cludgy and hard to navigate, and never very intuitive.
 
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winmaciek

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Well, each to their own. "No judgement," as the guys down my local gym like to say. But really, I think the iOS 10 interface rocks. It is far superior to iOS 9, which was cludgy and hard to navigate, and never very intuitive.
There are pros and cons for each version. The new one for example makes it much harder to mark songs as "loved", especially if the iPhone is locked. I don't like the fact that the mini player at the bottom takes much more space. There some good things too. Connect is no longer wasting space in the bottom bar and search is much easier to access. I also really like redesigned "For you". Not because recommendations are better (they aren't) but because it's more predictable and gives me hints why this particular album/playlist appeared.
 
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Kajje

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Pulling that antenna extension cable from Cupertino to Singapore sure took a while. The ocean is quite deep with big waves and everything.
 
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dave2010

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It got delayed 2 times. The only official info now is that the store is "coming soon" according to Apple's CFO.
I'm passing through Singapore in September when the next iPhone and Watch should be out, so I'm planning on buying there if I'm able. Singapore prices are good compared to Australia and without the hassle of claiming tax back.
 
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adib

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I'm passing through Singapore in September when the next iPhone and Watch should be out, so I'm planning on buying there if I'm able. Singapore prices are good compared to Australia and without the hassle of claiming tax back.
AFAIK Hong Kong has the best prices for tourists on Apple stuff.
 
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