Fire up your updaters – iOS 8.4, Apple Music coming early on Wednesday morning

Anthony Caruana
29 June, 2015
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Senior director of Apple Music and former CEO of Beats Music, Ian Rogers, has told the world, via a blog post, that iOS 8.4 will be released at 2am on Wednesday morning (Australian time) with Apple Music to make its debut an hour later.

In a clear signal Apple is looking to make a better fist of embracing social media better than its previous attempt with Ping, there’s an invitation on Facebook so you can be reminded as soon as Apple Music launches.

Rogers’ blog post, which was removed, gave away the time and date of the releases.

Apple Music will open with the commencement of the new Beats 1 online radio station starting its 24/7 service. Celebrity appearances by Elton John, Dr. Dre, Pharrell and Drake headline the opening day. That mix of artists suggests Apple is looking for quite broad appeal – it’s been a while since Elton john has been attached to anything new and cool!

In a further boost to the new music service, Eddy Cue has revealed Apple Music will be increasing the 25,000-song limit on the iTunes Match service, which syncs all music and not just that purchased via iCloud, to 100,000 songs.

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