Apple launched its Music streaming service last month, and CEO Tim Cook is already thrilled with the response he has seen so far. During the earnings call he said, We’re thrilled by the response to Apple Music, which launched in over 100 countries on June 30. Millions and millions of customers are already experiencing the new service using the three-month trial period, and the numbers are growing substantially every day, he added. But not everyone it seems is happy with the service. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPadsAlso Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
Long-time Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple writes about how his experience with Apple Music was a nightmare , and now he s done with it . As you would expect from an Apple apologist, Dalrymple starts his post with, I love Apple. I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions. The things they make just work and we trust them. Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
But it s all downhill from then on, as he writes, Unfortunately, my experience with Apple Music has been exactly the opposite.
Dalrymple writes how Apple Music makes it near impossible to add duplicate songs to one s music library. He wanted to listen to Bob Dylan s classic Blonde on Blonde album in its proper order, but the service wouldn t add all the songs, since some were already present in Dylan s Greatest Hits album. He tried manually adding the missing tracks, but Apple Music deleted them from his playlist.
He also faced problems with syncing across his different iOS devices, but even that seems to have failed. But what has made him quit Apple Music is how the service deleted a majority of his music library when he tried turning off Apple Music.
Over the weekend, I turned off Apple Music and it took large chunks of my purchased music with it. Sadly, many of the songs were added from CDs years ago that I no longer have access to, Dalrymple wrote. Looking at my old iTunes Match library, before Apple Music, I m missing about 4,700 songs. At this point, I just don t care anymore, I just want Apple Music off my devices.