Apple Adds Beats Music to App Store List of 'Apps Made by Apple'
Following Apple's official acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, the Beats Music iOS app has been added to Apple's App Store listing of "Apps Made by Apple," giving the app high-profile placement to encourage downloads.
This section of the iTunes Store, which also houses Apple-designed apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, and more, can be found in the Quick Links section of the iOS App Store and the desktop iTunes Store.
The addition of Beats Music to the Apps Made by Apple list follows its inclusion in the list of apps recommended to new iOS users, another move that will undoubtedly result in a high number of Beats Music app downloads. According to Appshopper, Beats Music's popularity has soared in recent weeks. It is currently ranked fourth in music and number 23 in overall free apps.
As of May, Beats Music had garnered 250,000 subscribers, a number that has likely grown significantly with the app's prominent placement in the App Store and Apple's high-profile acquisition of the company. In contrast, Apple's iTunes Store has sold 35 billion songs and its existing streaming radio service, iTunes Radio, has more than 40 million listeners.
Unlike many of the other apps listed in the Apps Made by Apple section, Beats Music is not free. While the app can be downloaded at no cost, it requires a monthly subscription priced at $9.99. Unlike several competing streaming music services, Beats Music does not offer a free ad-supported listening.
According to rumors, Apple has plans to keep the Beats Music service as a standalone entity, separate from its own iTunes and iTunes Radio offerings.
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This is not the Apple I remember. Apple should have integrated this service into the Music app on iOS. Instead the company is spinning off different brands and it leads to a less uniform experience. I wish the company would focus on their core products and services and guarantee reliability and stability. It feels like the company is losing something that I use to value.
I think you're grasping for straws with that statement...
Definitely doesn't seem "coincidental" to me - I don't personally think the color schemes are that much alike. They're both pinkish.
Are you sure this isn't the Apple you remember?
lmao @ TMZ for believing that's an iphone 6.
The Apple you remember? You'd think iOS was decades old.
The Apple you remember bought a company and immediately killed the program or app until it had time to put it's own "face" on it; iTunes, iDVD, Siri, etc. Beats though is a different animal because it has subscribers which were calculated in the price of the Beats acquisition. Why would Apple want to alienate that base vs. build from it?
Apple JUST completed the Beats sale a few weeks ago. Until then it couldn't do anything with Beats properties because they didn't own it yet. I have no idea what Apple's future intentions are with Beats but it seems to be consolidating Beats engineers with Apple's based on recent layoffs. My guess is that at some point in the near future... no later than iOS 9, Apple will integrate Beats w/ iTunes Radio or kill off iTunes Radio and integrate Beats into iTunes with a free advertising supported version.
But if you feel like Apple isn't the Apple you used to know and its products in 2014 are not like its products in whenever years you valued them then there are plenty of options. If you think Samsung, Microsoft, Google, etc. have better values and products they are waiting to be bought and enjoyed by you.