“I’m a little worried about Apple Music,” Dan Moren writes for Six Colors. “And it’s not the wrangling over terms with artists, or the muddled messaging, or even that the catalog might be on the limited side. It’s in an area where Apple traditionally excels: the execution of the product itself.”
“For one thing, Apple Music is a cloud service, and the company’s track record with those types of products is… uneven, at best,” Moren writes. “For another, the trend in both the iOS and Mac versions of Apple’s music-playing software seems to be towards both more confusing and less polished — none of which inspires confidence.”
“Put the best parts of those two together, and Apple Music could be a winner, easy,” Moren writes. “Put the worstparts together, and, well… like I said, I’m worried.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple has three months where nobody’s paying (but them) to make any adjustments necessary.
That said, first impressions are everything (see: Maps), therefore, right out of the gate, Apple cannot afford to fork up Apple Music to any significant degree. If the thing routinely shits the bed in MobileMesian splendor, all bets are off.
Good luck, Apple! No pressure!