Why haven't the tech press made a bigger deal of Apple Music bugs and problems?

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  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    Why haven't the tech press made a bigger deal of Apple Music bugs and problems?

    Seems to me it should be a much bigger deal than it is.
     
  2. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    One reason might be because it's a brand new service and bugs/issues were to be expected at such an early stage.
     
  3. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Because the vast majority of people are not affected by the more egregious issues.
     
  4. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's a combination of the two suggestions above. Most people aren't experiencing issues and the tech press is willing to give Apple time to fix it for those that are. I expect by September and iOS 9 release, you'll start seeing that dissipate.
     
  5. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    What tech press are you referring to? I've seen plenty of Apple centric sites and listened to plenty of Apple centric podcasts that have been very tough on Apple over Apple Music issues.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There has been mixed reviews all over the internet just google 'Apple Music review'

    As a side note most are reserving judgment until the free period is over.
     
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    It's out of their bussiness. For press it is better to write tips-full tutorials and how-tos, to make self-lans: We are the best, come to us, we know everything how to use new stuff…
     
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    I can't wait to see how many subscribers continue with AM once the free period is over.
     
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    ^^ Minor bug, probably having to do w/ location on servers. But they're right in that it should end up fixed quickly. Someone is supposed to be minding the farmstand to make sure that what's there is actually edible. ;)

    Of course another possibility is that the rights holder agreement is lagging the upload of the tracks and it's unplayable pending the turning on of whatever internal switch says "Apple can legally stream this track." Sort of the reverse of what happens when you buy something from iTunes Store and awhile later discover that that particular purchase is categorized as hidden in your account's Purchases, i.e. no longer redownloadable because licensor's agreement has expired or pends renegotiation.
     
  11. princessgleek macrumors member

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    Michael Jackson's Xscape only showed up on Thursday so it's sure taking some time for some big albums to be added
     
  12. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    ^^ Right. Cue the lawyer jokes. Start with this one:

    Q: “How many lawyers does it take to get streaming rights for an album?”

    A: “One to count the money. Fifteen to review the final draft of the agreement. Three to sign the papers. One to hold the door open so the guys handling the rights for Track 2 can get into the room...”
     
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    Yup well Apple are aware of it, they're looking into it.
     
  15. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    On iMore's latest podcast Serenity Caldwell had a go at Apple for not having better/more documentation, especially around iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library. Also for not communicating more that they're aware of problems and are fixing them. Jim Dalrymple said he just wants iTunes Match to work like it used to and at this point he's not turning Apple Music back on. Rene Ritchie's wish is for non destructive edits and Apple to not mess with people's libraries.
     
  16. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    Like you, I don't agree with the premise of the thread.

    Dalrymple is on shows that have been around for years that he has never been on. The only reason he is making the "rounds" is for his criticism of the service. Most tech articles I have read and many of the podcasts are critical of at least something with the service.
     
  17. doug in albq, Aug 5, 2015
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    Some may be reading the wrong blogs. The very most "popular" media places are too afraid to criticize the "largest" American organization. Heck, there are now stories on financial media sites saying Apple has the power to drag down the entire stock market and economy. Popular tech blogs are businesses designed to make money (with advertising). Lots of fear out there right now. The smaller, and less entangled with big business a blog is, the more likely you will get the truth about Apple, Inc. if that truth happens to be negative, both in usability and hence profitability.
     
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