APPLE HAS ROLLED OUT iOS 8.4 to UK iPhone and iPad owners, marking the debut of Apple Music.
Apple began rolling out iOS 8.4 at 8am Pacific time in the US, or 4pm in the UK, two hours earlier than its typical 10am (or 6pm UK time) release.
iOS 8.4 brings with it a revamped Music app with added support for Apple Music, and users will be able to start streaming once the latest software is installed. Beats 1, Apple's worldwide radio station, will start streaming from 5pm UK time today (30 June).
Here's hoping Apple's iOS 8.4 rollout goes to plan, otherwise Zane Lowe could find himself in a room shouting to himself.
With the launch of Apple Music now upon us, Taylor Swift fan Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, has been busy leaking more details about the service on Twitter.
He has revealed that Apple Music and iTunes Match will work together, meaning that users don't have to subscribe to both to get all of the features.
Cue also let slip that the 25,000-song library limit will apply to Apple Music at launch as exists with iTunes Match today. However, Apple is working on raising that limit to 100,000 songs for iOS 9.
Apple Music will be free for three months, after which it will come with the same £9.99 monthly price tag as rival service Spotify.
Getting one up on its green-hued competitor, Apple can boast that it will have Taylor Swift's 1989 in its streaming catalogue, after the firm made a U-turn on its policy not to pay artists during the free trial period when the US songstress shamed the firm on Twitter. µ
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