“Apple Music gets a lot of things right,” Yoni Heisler writes for BGR. “First and foremost, curation on Apple’s new music service is top-notch and can unquestionably be positioned as a strong differentiator to Spotify. After a few days of heavy Apple Music usage, I’ve happily discovered a number of great songs that would have otherwise flew underneath my radar. ”
“Unfortunately, though, the rollout of Apple Music from a UI and usability standpoint leaves much to be desired,” Heisler writes. “To be blunt, the current implementation of Apple Music, both on iOS and on iTunes, is an embarrassment and a far cry from the traditional standard of software excellence that Apple has long been known for.”
“It’s high-time shine a spotlight on many of the backwards and mystifying design choices Apple implemented with Apple Music on iTunes. If one were forced to describe in one phrase what Apple Music on iTunes is like, I think frustratingly inconsistent would be a strong choice,” Heisler writes. “Let’s dive in.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If you have to ask yourself “Why is this so difficult? Am I an idiot?” then there is a User Interface problem, not a user problem. This is, after all, what we pay Apple for. Those type of questions are for Windows/Android sufferers, not Mac/iOS users.
Who’s responsible for iTunes’ unsettled, rather awful UI, a blind Microsoft reject or nobody at all?
Open letter to Tim Cook: Apple needs to do better – January 5, 2015