Apple Music was launched on 30th June – and I was looking forward for it. This is because I wanted something that is more built in to the Apple ecosystem. It was an easy decision as there’s a 3 months free trial. Just press the button and done!
The challenge for Apple Music, would be whether the quality that I get out of Apple Music will match the quality of Spotify. I have no reservation on the completeness of the library. Apple has been in the online music business much longer than anybody else. Their library surely will be much more complete.
I was pretty disappointed with the updates on iTunes for a few reasons:
ONE – The 12.2 update came in like 12 hours after the launch of Apple Music. Damn man. Was waiting for it forever, and even after I went to work the next morning, it was still not there yet!
TWO – It feels very clunky, could be because my Mac is damn old but heck, its still damn clunky. Come on, I need something light and fast. If any consolation – its definitely faster than my Spotify client :p
THREE – I have no idea to reject the suggestion that was given by iTunes (For You). From the iPhone – it was pretty damn easy, but from iTunes???? Come on…
But in anyway – I am ok with it. It doesn’t kill me. So ok lor….
This is a completely different story altogether. The UI is initially a bit confusing, but after getting used to it, not much issue. There are couple of annoying bugs like adding to playlist does not work if the playlist is empty. But resolvable. I am sure in the next update they will resolve it.
As I mentioned earlier, one of the key thing that I wanted with my music is the apple ecosystem. Even though I am not fully apple-ed due to my gaming rig, generally my surfing and working I am interacting with either my iPhone or my Mac. I am still trying to figure out how to sort out my riding music – as my iPhone is way too big to be slotted into the bike, and I am not willing to trade my iPhone 6 plus to a smaller screen phone. Getting old la! Cannot see much. 🙂
The quality of music is also an issue. I am not sure how many bit is Apple Music, but Spotify definitely way better. Putting on my amplifier and audiophile-ish headphones and earphones, I can tell the difference. Perhaps I need to put a pair of “fake-isn sound” headphones then I can listen to better music…
All in all – it is what it is. Just enjoy the music!