Dalrymple: Lessons I hope Apple’s learned from last year’s Apple Music introduction

“News came today that Apple is planning a major revamp of Apple Music at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June. This is welcome news for sure,” Jim Dalrymple writes for The Loop. “While the service has improved considerably since its introduction, there are still some things that need to addressed — hopefully, this is it.”

“However, there are some lessons I hope Apple learned from last year’s introduction,” Dalrymple writes.

So Apple:
• Leave the celebrities at home
• Focus on the product
• Be honest
• Beauty and respect

Each of the bullet points above discussed in detail in the full article – recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Take: Fingers crossed.

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  1. The iTunes app used to open at a screen that allowed me to select directly from my stored music – now its hidden behind Apple Music intro screen and is a complete pain in the arse.

    Give me a General Settings switch where I can switch OFF all the crap and get back to a simple search for Album/Artist or shuffle for MY music. Thanks.

  2. I don’t remember Apple ever being so impressed with celebrities before Cook. He fawns over every one and thinks we transfer their star glare to him. Then he fawns over inside stars as if we all held Fat Eddie in the same esteem he does. I so wish I could wipe the sight of Cue dancing in an overstuffed red satin shirt. My eyes!

    The writer hits it big by saying don’t talk to the front two rows. Those are filled with self congratulatory Apple dept heads smiling, joking and clapping. Please keep them backstage. Late Night talk shows find the most attractive, enthusiastic and energetic attendees to put up front so everyone will think that this all must be great funny and epic TV. Apple needs to let its products fly on their own merits.

    Last year it was, “Here’s Apple Music – we are screwing up iTunes even more, LOOK there’s Drake. You have to pay, LOOK Jimmie Iovine. We will tell you what to like, LOOK Eddie Cue!

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