Music Industry

Meanwhile, in the World of Apple…

Item 1: Oh, dear. The Apple Watch isn’t doing well, apparently. From the Daily Mail:

Sales of the Apple Watch have fallen by 90 per cent since the initial surge in April, according to new figures. The drop has been so dramatic that Apple is now selling less than 20,000 watches a day in the U.S. since its opening week, a report claims. On certain days, the company has been selling just 10,000 watches, with sales dipping to as low as 4,000 to 5,000 units per day in late June.

Item 2: Miss Home Sharing in iTunes? It’s coming back. Again from the Daily Mail:

Apple is making a bit of a habit of reversing decisions recently.  Earlier this month it announced it would pay artists during the three-month trial of Apple Music – after initially saying it wouldn’t – and now it has seemingly made an about-turn on Home Sharing.

Home Sharing lets people share their iTunes music over a Wi-Fi network, but it vanished during a recent iOS update leading to angry tweets and forum posts.  And in response to one of these disgruntled tweets, Apple’s Eddy Cue has now said the firm is working on solving the problem.

Item 3: People finding things to love (and hate) about Apple Music. From Bloomberg:

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One thought on “Meanwhile, in the World of Apple…

  • Isn’t perspective kind of important in this case? How many watches do other premium watch manufactures sell in a day. I’d be surprised to hear that Esquire or Tag Heuer sells 4-5,000 watches a day

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