Tag Archives: iTunes

Erik’s Apple Wish List for 2015

This post is part of our “2015 Wish List” series! The series highlights TiP staffers’ hopes for the year in Apple tech, however likely they may be. You can follow along with all entries in the series HERE. As we enter a new year, Apple has proven its doubters wrong with a strong product lineup with more undoubtedly on its way. The Apple Watch is…

I is for iTunes: Bono not sorry for free U2 album release

Remember iTunesgate/U2gate/Songs-of-Innocence-gate? Well, it turns out that, on reflection, U2 frontman Bono was not all that impressed with the negative public reaction to the band’s free album landing in every iTunes user’s library. In a personal look-back at 2014 posted on U2′s site, Bono lavishes praise on Apple and its efforts in music while…

Apple eyeing exclusive album releases to boost Beats Music engagement

Executives at Beats Music, now under Apple’s ownership, are lining up exclusive album releases in order to boost engagement with the fledgling music subscription service, according to a report by New York Post. Beats staffers are said to be eyeing up exclusive content in an effort to replicate the kind of success seen by Beyoncé with the release of…

Apple declined to stream ‘The Interview’ on iTunes, reports NYT

Apple declined to stream Sony Pictures’ controversial film ‘The Interview’ on iTunes, according to a report by The New York Times. After Sony opted to cancel the film’s theatrical release following threats from North Korean hackers, the studio is said to have contacted Apple about the possibility of hosting ‘The Interview’ on iTunes. Apple was not…

Apple victorious in iPod antitrust lawsuit

Back in 2010, the process for a class action lawsuit against Apple began. A group of plaintiffs claimed that Apple had locked users into their platform, by updating iTunes in a way that attempted to create a monopoly in the digital music space. They were seeking 350 million dollars in damages, and the jury trial finally began on December 2nd of this…

Beats music app to come bundled with iOS next year [Rumor]

According to a report coming out of Financial Times, Apple is planning to add Beats Music to its list of pre-installed iOS apps sometime next year. The report comes after rumors surfaced back in September claiming that Apple is planning to unveil a re-branding of the streaming music service early next year. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an…

Apple’s said to be unveiling rebranded Beats Music service in February

Following yesterday’s reports of Beats Music being shut down, and a quick rebuttal of such claims, new information has emerged suggesting that Apple is set to rebrand the Beats Music service in February, 2015. It was reported by TechCrunch yesterday that Apple would soon shut down Beats Music, citing five sources familiar with the plans. This was…

Apple: We’re keeping Beats Music technology, phasing out the brand

An early version of iTunes Radio 2.0? With news that Apple was going to shut down Beats Music, some imagined that Apple was going to leave the streaming music service completely. But, according to Re/code, Apple is staying in the streaming game. The news about Beats Music’s demise likely came from misunderstanding just how much of Beats Music was…