Will Apple remove the ads from Shazam?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Rab Simpson, Jan 26, 2018.

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Will Apple remove the ads from Shazam?

  1. Yes (or likely)

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  2. No (or unlikely)

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  1. Rab Simpson macrumors regular

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    Now that Apple owns Shazam, do we think they'll remove the ads from the free iOS app? There aren't any ads in the free macOS app, so I'm hoping they strip them on iOS.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    How will Shazam make money if they remove the ads?
     
  3. Rab Simpson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Who says it has to make money? Also, having ads in an app which Apple owns completely feels like it cheapens the experience, and we know how much they dislike any of their products appearing cheap.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Umm, shareholders

    Apple didn't spend 400 million dollars just to remove ads.

    I believe Apple bought Shazim to improve the UX of apple music, so I think at some point the app itself will disappear - just my $.02
     
  5. Rab Simpson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Since when did Apple bow to shareholders? One of Apple’s most used services (iCloud) is free to use without ads after previously existing as a paid service. Okay there’s an upgrade scheme, but I’d imagine the vast majority of users are still using their initial 5GB allocation.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I guess part of the question there is whether or not other Apple apps have ads in them.
     
  7. AmpSkillz macrumors regular

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    Shazam will drive revenue to iTunes & Apple Music or its technology will be integrated into those apps so no, it does not need to generate money independently once apple aquires it.

    My guess is that advertisements will be removed and it will become much more efficient at driving revenue for Apple Music.
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Use Adguard Pro. No ads in any third party apps.
     
  9. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68020

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  11. steve23094 macrumors 68030

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    Ah. The perils of lifetime licenses.
     
  12. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    I forgot Shazam even has ads. As one of my most used apps, I bought the paid version years and years ago.

    But ya, they'll be gone. It won't need to generate a profit on its own once it moves to Apple.
     

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