Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook make music with Chinese version of GarageBand

“Apple’s attempt to court China now extends as far as its free music creation app — the company just issued an update to GarageBand aimed squarely at the lucrative market,” Sam Byford reports for The Verge.

“GarageBand for Mac and iOS now includes the pipa, erhu, and Chinese percussion instruments together with 300 new Chinese musical loops created by Apple,” Byford reports.

Byford reports, “Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Beijing this week, and met up with Lin for a GarageBand jam session: watch him bob along to beats from his rose gold iPad.”

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    1. I hear you. The problem is, one side is business, the other side is social responsibility. In other words, one of them generates revenue/profit, the other, not really so much; accessibility features tend to have very low ROI, and in many cases the value is negative, so it essentially comes down to being socially responsible.

      I don’t know how Apple fares compared to other competing platforms / hardware when it comes to accessibility and support for the persons with disabilities, but my understanding is that their accessibility efforts tend to be a bit more complete than Google or Microsoft.

  1. I remember the era of the early era of the Fairlight CMI and cringing at all the sampling that was replacing actual synthesizer music. But that was an excellent imitation of Chinese instrumentation down to fine detail! The musicians unions must be cringing. This ain’t no Human League clunky techno anymore.

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