Apple Music Connect to take backseat in iOS 10?

Among the sweeping changes the Apple apparently has in the works for the Apple Music app in iOS 10, the company appears to also be planning on not only leaving Apple Music Connect basically unchanged, but in fact demoting it from its own tab on the Music app home screen. A new report from 9to5Mac notes that the Connect feature has not lived up to Apple’s expectations of the service, and may be gradually suffering the same fate as the company’s earlier “Ping” social network. Multiple sources have revealed that the feature will be losing its dedicated tab and instead become integrated into the “For You” recommendations page. Connect will also apparently remain accessible from applicable artist pages.

Users can already disable Apple Music Connect by turning it off in the general iOS parental restrictions settings — doing so actually replaces the “Connect” tab with a distinct “Playlists” tab, which many users have already decided to be a better use of screen real estate than Apple’s fledgling artist-to-fan social service.