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Lol, there are lots of unpaid intern positions that are taken in the hopes of getting a job. You can't be serious...If you don't like the terms, stay as a download only distro model...Oh, you don't want to miss out on the Apple Music opportunity...I suspect a lot of artists are fine with the original model, because they're smart enough to see the mid and long term benefit.
And hundreds of millions ARE coming out of Apple's pockets, for something that will benefit Apple less than 30% and the rights holders more than 70%. The subtext of what Swift and a few other high profile artists are saying is the Apple could "afford" to pay them while offering the free trial, which is of course ironic because those very same artists are the ones that could most easily afford to not collect royalties for a few months and help a pay streaming service launch...
So then let the artist choose to remove their music from the free tier of Spotify. I don't understand their POV. They have an opportunity to benefit from a paid only streaming model, which is more affordable for families than Spotify, on the most popular platform in the world. If it doesn't "catch on", well Apple loses too. And if the artists want to let a free their service exist, than stop bitching. Artists have a vested interest in contributing to make a paid only model...
I think Apple could have handled this much better, but the original deal with probably more fair than was discussed by the pundits   - Apple has invested and will invest, I'm sure, hundreds of millions into this venture, so they too have taken a large financial risk. Asking the artists to pony up to the bar for three months is not unreasonable. - The paradigm shift - moving to a paid only model - is of greater benefit to all the artists than the Spotify model (so is our...
Same here, at the Paramus store in NJ. They haven't really figured out how to sell this properly, being the first device with so many options (between metals, case sizes, bands, band sizes, there hundreds of permutations). Along with the fact that they can't lock them down and alarm them like every other devices, the Watches are need a guided tour for consumers, which is the opposite of the otherwise very open "explore on your own" design of the store. I can type on a...
Is that actually a promotional photo from Pebble? OMG...
When I launched the Music app a few days ago, it was presented with the option to sign up under an individual or family plan...I think it was discussed here a few days ago...
Like most things Apple does very well, I expect them to elevate and differentiate the segment they enter. They may very well do this with the actual approach to content, but those bumpers are so cliched it seems some pedestrian engineers were hired to do what they've always done.THINK DIFFERENT
Oy I know it's just an early teaser, but why the noisy, compressed FM-esque bumper and promo style? That technique is so tired and overused, I am hoping Apple gets more refined in presentation...still looking forward to the service, and have already signed up for the family plan.
I wish Apple would add an annotation feature for photos. It's especially helpful when you take photos around the home or work to remember or compare locations, settings, options, conditions etc when looking back at images...same with personal photos, vacations, events, etc. To be able to add some sile background information at the photos really would be a simple but helpful feature.
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