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iOS 8.4 Launching at 8 AM Pacific Tuesday, Beats 1 Goes Live at 9 AM [Updated]

Former Beats Music CEO and current Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a brief blog post yesterday summarizing some of his background in music leading up to this week's debut of Apple Music while also revealing Apple's launch schedule for iOS 8.4 and the new Beats 1 radio station.


According to Rogers, iOS 8.4 will go live at 8 AM Pacific this Tuesday, two hours earlier than Apple's usual iOS update release window. Beats 1 will kick off programming an hour later, offering users around the world a 24/7 streaming music station led by former BBC DJ Zane Lowe and featuring a mixture of interviews and music sets from DJs interspersed with programming blocks from celebrities such as Elton John, Dr. Dre, Pharrell, and Drake.
Tuesday morning we’ll be unveiling the next chapter. Please make a note to upgrade to iOS 8.4 at 8am PT Tuesday, June 30th and listen to the first Beats 1 broadcast at 9am PT. Here’s a Facebook invite to make it easy for you to say yes, you’ll be there, and invite all your friends. See you there.
Aside from Beats 1, which is free to all users signed in with an Apple ID, Apple Music also includes a paid streaming component priced at $9.99 per month for a single user or $14.99 for a family of up to six people. Subscribers will have streaming access to the full Apple Music catalog of over 30 million tracks, with Apple offering a three-month free trial to give users an extended opportunity to test out the new service.

Update: In a series of responses on Twitter, Eddy Cue has confirmed Apple will be releasing a new seed of iOS 9 to enable Apple Music for users on that version, as well as Apple's plans to increase the current 25,000-track limit for iTunes Match (and thus Apple Music's scan/match/upload service) to 100,000 with the launch of iOS 9.

Update 2: Rogers has removed mention of the specific timing for the launch from his blog post, but a Tweet by Rogers yesterday encouraging a user to upgrade at 8:00 AM ahead of Zane Lowe's kickoff of Beats 1 at 9:00 AM remains.



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15 months ago
Can't wait!
Rating: 11 Votes
15 months ago
And there's this from Eddy Cue:

Rating: 9 Votes
15 months ago
That's cutting it close, considering usually it's quite a polava getting a new iOS update installed within an hour! Had expected it to be out on Monday, giving people a day to get it installed.
Rating: 9 Votes
15 months ago

Let the moaning begin... Sigh.......


And the sighing too, apparently.
Rating: 9 Votes
15 months ago
Let see what we got here:

* Excited comments about Apple Music - check
* People hating on Apple Music and thinking it will fail - check
* People complaining about it possibly not going to be available in their country - check
* Taylor Swift joke - check lol
* People arguing about a design - check
* People complaining about music format and/or CD quality sound. - check
* Apple Music v. Spotify comments - check
* Person that didn't even read the article and making false assumptions - check
* This guy - check

Great. Carry on guys.
Can't wait for this unveiling and I will bookmark certain comments and reply with given praise or 'you failed' posts when we finally see what Apple Music is made of.
Enjoy.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago
I think 1 hour to get an update and install is insane. Only about 1000 people will get to hear the launch!

Should have launched the music channel 1 day or even 1 week later. Just run an intro loop or something.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

Stupid decision as most people will either be at work or on the way to work


Well, this would depend on, like, where in the world you are. Not everyone in the world works in YOUR time zone.
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago
Curious if Apple Pay UK will be enabled with the new iOS version.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago
The timeline seems poor at best. With a single hour for people to update to 8.4, that seems far too short. What is more likely to result is that many will want to try something that is not there, and be turned off by the lack of results.

Probably need at least a day to get phones up to 8.4.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago

If you can see the Beats1 demo in the Music app, then, presumably, you will get it. In 8.4 beta, you can see this, the actual Apple Music/Beats1 is a behind the scenes switch to enable it in 8.4, I would assume 9 would be the same


Right now I care more about Apple Music as a whole than I care about Beats 1
Rating: 6 Votes

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