News Recent Comments | iLounge

News - Recent Comments

Page 1 of 3678 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›

Apple engineers visit musician's home, are stumped by iTunes deletions

It’s not just Apple Music users.  I’ve never used Apple Music and I’ve got songs missing, randomly, songs showing up as purchased that I can’t re-download on my phone, and othe weirdness.
The songs are not “Hidden”.  I’ve gone down that path.
Something’s off with iTunes and it might be on the server side.

Posted by DadzBoyz on May 20, 2016 at 8:49 AM (CDT)

Apple opening Maps development office in India

THE UNITED STATES COULD USE THESE JOBS!!!!!  WHY DOESN’T APPLE CREATE MORE JOBS HERE.  CAN’T SELL PHONES HERE IF WE DON’T HAVE JOBS TO PAY FOR THEM!!!!

Posted by Arthur O Barnett on May 20, 2016 at 5:02 AM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 9.3.2, watchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1, iTunes 12.4

Fixed. Thanks for the catch!

Posted by KDanielPye on May 17, 2016 at 12:03 PM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 9.3.2, watchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1, iTunes 12.4

And the watch update is 2.2.1 not 2.1.1

Posted by Mark Ke on May 17, 2016 at 11:53 AM (CDT)

Apple releases iOS 9.3.2, watchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1, iTunes 12.4

Thanks Apple, I download a 2GB+ update, at my expense, to get over 1GB less storage on my iPhone after this and for what? Bug fixes?

Posted by steve morton on May 17, 2016 at 8:56 AM (CDT)

Canadian banks paying 'steep price' for Apple Pay

True, but Apple knows that it can’t afford to have Apple Pay presented as a “premium” service by the banks, otherwise there will be a huge resistance to people adopting it. It takes a similar approach to App developers when it comes to in-app purchases for features that are already built into iOS or the device hardware.
That said, I have no doubt at all that the banks will find some other way to pass on the costs :)

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 13, 2016 at 4:01 PM (CDT)

Canadian banks paying 'steep price' for Apple Pay

If Apple is making a chunk of change off it then you can bet the banks will to, since then don’t give anything away free just like Apple, except their OS’s to power their money making apps. The banks have to keep up their record profits by shafting their customers.

Posted by Barry Marshall on May 13, 2016 at 3:58 PM (CDT)

Canadian banks paying 'steep price' for Apple Pay

The general Canadian opinion is that our banks are already sticking it to us :)
That said, none of them have yet announced any extra fees for using Apple Pay. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a sticking point in the negotiations with Apple, as I can totally see Apple insisting that it be provided to customers at no additional cost. Of course, that doesn’t mean the banks won’t gradually sneak up their fees for everyone to make up the difference, but they’ll do that with or without Apple Pay.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 13, 2016 at 3:54 PM (CDT)

Canadian banks paying 'steep price' for Apple Pay

Bad deal for canucks since the banks are going to stick it to the people that use Apple Pay via service fee’s.

Posted by Barry Marshall on May 13, 2016 at 3:51 PM (CDT)

Canadian banks paying 'steep price' for Apple Pay

I am extremely happy that we canucks finally got Apple pay. This is a win win situation as the consumer gets a convenient secure NFC payment alternative and the banks get a much more secure option to even chip or NFC cards. I would love to see the fraud stats at the end of one year Apple pay compared to the rest of the credit/debit card usages.

Posted by francine geary on May 13, 2016 at 9:21 AM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

I’d like to read about a kernel-of-truth that iCloud Photo Library will become reliable, cross-platform, and intuitive.  Much better than feeling like a mouse-in-a-maze when a photo file selector window pops up on my MacBook.  Maybe a tech blog will start that rumor, and it’ll snowball to all the ‘whatever’ sites so that Apple reads it and devotes some attention to it ;-)

Posted by snworf on May 12, 2016 at 4:02 PM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

I hear your concerns for sure. It’s something we’ve discussed internally a number of times. But I’d like to think we’re still far more picky than most on this matter. Every report is examined separately. We can’t ignore *everything* of this nature — if we think there’s the possibility of a kernel of truth, we feel it’s writing up at least once (though we won’t be beating it into the ground). There are still plenty of reports we ignore on a daily basis, either because they’re too far-fetched to be a possibility, or because the source has proven to be too untrustworthy.
Hope that provides some clarification.

Posted by Phil Dzikiy on May 12, 2016 at 3:52 PM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

Like making an argument that the planet earth will never be destroyed by a stray asteroid.
Wasn’t referring to iLounge, but tech blogs covering of this in general.  I am surprised though lately to see this site jumping on the rumor bandwagon—have always perceived iLounge as fact-based, and everything else as ‘whatever’.  Now everything is ‘whatever’ ;-)

Posted by snworf on May 12, 2016 at 3:41 PM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

I also don’t think it’s fair to say it’s never going to happen, so there’s still room to discuss it as a hypothetical. However, it’s not likely to happen in the near future, which is why we also avoided the slightly sensationalist two-year headline that the original article used.
That said, Apple’s not afraid to discontinue products if they become unprofitable or no longer make sense, even if it still appeals to only a few niche users. The iPod classic is a great example of that. If digital downloads keep declining, it’s not unreasonable to think that in ten years the iTunes Music Store may go away, but in the technology world, a lot can happen in ten years — in 2006 we were still syncing our music to our hard-drive based fifth-generation iPods from iTunes over a USB connection :)

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 12, 2016 at 2:33 PM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

We started the headline with “Rumor” for a reason.

Posted by Phil Dzikiy on May 12, 2016 at 2:19 PM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

As it was nothing more than rumor perpetuated as news, it’s pretty much a non-topic.

Posted by snworf on May 12, 2016 at 2:17 PM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

Yes, we updated our story first thing this morning after we heard the news.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 12, 2016 at 11:01 AM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

Was relieved to read elsewhere of an Apple rep making a statement that the rumors were false.

Posted by snworf on May 12, 2016 at 10:42 AM (CDT)

2017 iPhone to feature edge-to-edge display, embedded Touch ID sensor?

I think there’s an interesting point made in the podcast that the vast majority of consumers don’t care about physical design changes as much as the tech community does. Average people don’t seem to get “bored” with their gadget designs the way we do :)
That said, features are what’s going to drive upgraders either way, and Apple obviously counts on a two-year cycle for this as well, so the goal is to produce an iPhone that’s significantly beyond the iPhone 6, not necessarily the 6s.
The real question is what “wow” feature is going to be in this year’s iPhone, and so far we haven’t heard much about that at all other than the dual camera, which to me doesn’t seem like a big enough deal compared to what the iPhone 6 can already do. When it comes to the camera, we’re rapidly arriving at the point of “good enough” with everything beyond being diminishing returns, or cool but less critical features like “Live Photos”

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 12, 2016 at 9:46 AM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

I’d hope that even if Apple stopped selling music they’d acknowledge the need for iTunes Match as a service for those who have built their own libraries of content. The one isn’t entirely dependent on the other, and even “matching” should still be possible as long as Apple Music remains in place.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 12, 2016 at 9:40 AM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

Not really surprised by that, as we were very skeptical on this one. That said, I suspect there are elements within Apple that do very much feel this way, and of course Apple would be foolish not to have contingency plans in place in the event that the day comes that downloads are completely unprofitable.
I have no doubt that the meetings being described are happening within Apple, but the “sources” of this report are probably the ones in those meetings that have been advocating for its demise, while the powers that be are probably far less convinced.
It’s also important to remember that Apple would still have to continue to run its iTunes Store infrastructure for all of the other media content it provides (e.g. Movies, TV Shows, Apps, Books, etc). While some of this has been pulled out of iTunes proper, a common back-end infrastructure still runs behind all of it, so it’s not like Apple is going to save a ton of infrastructure costs if they simply stop selling music.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 12, 2016 at 9:39 AM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

I’d agree with that sentiment. Even though I am an Apple Music subscriber, I have a huge existing library, and if there’s anything I particularly like, I’m still going to want the option to buy it.
Unfortunately, however, I think that people who want to own music are a dying breed, as the decline in download sales would suggest in comparison to the rise in streaming service subscriptions. Seems too many people these days are more concerned about only hopping around between the newest hits rather than enjoying the classics :)

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 12, 2016 at 9:35 AM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

Apparently denied by Apple though ...

Posted by decafjava on May 12, 2016 at 4:50 AM (CDT)

Rumor: Apple making longterm plans to retire music downloads? (Update: Apple denies)

Not happy about this at all, because I prefer to buy/own my music instead of streaming it. I don’t want to have to be connected to the internet and use data or wifi just to play music. I also sometimes use iTunes to buy one or two songs from an album when I want to own a few but not the entire album, and I don’t want to lose that option.

Posted by Marissa on May 11, 2016 at 10:17 PM (CDT)

2017 iPhone to feature edge-to-edge display, embedded Touch ID sensor?

If they actually don’t release a substantially redesigned phone this year, I think sales will be horrible.  The recent drop in sales already prove that the appetite for refreshed models is dropping faster than ever before, and then they go and release another refreshed model?  I think an unprecedented amount of current iPhone customers will just hold on to their current devices for another year.

Posted by 0megapart1cle on May 11, 2016 at 6:43 PM (CDT)

Page 1 of 3678 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2016 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy