Apple Music Users Able to Gift a Month Subscription to a Friend

Apple is today sending out notifications to Apple Music subscribers that, when tapped, allows them to send a referral to friend to sign up for a free one-month subscription to ‌Apple Music‌.

According to Apple, the referrals for a free month of service can only be sent to people who do not already subscribe to ‌Apple Music‌.

applemusiconemonthfree
The person who signs up for the free trial will see their subscription renew after a month, or one month after the standard free trial.

That means people who have not used ‌Apple Music‌ before can get a total of four months of service for free, because Apple already offers a three month free trial for everyone.

Those who have already used a three month trial and then canceled may be able to get an additional month through this referral link.

Not all ‌Apple Music‌ users appear to be getting these notifications at this time, but we've seen multiple reports both from MacRumors readers and on Twitter.

Apple has promoted ‌Apple Music‌ in similar ways in the past, offering free trial extensions to those who previously signed up for ‌Apple Music‌.

Top Rated Comments

unlovbl Avatar
66 months ago
Why would I do that to a friend?
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBreatheApple Avatar
66 months ago
It makes more sense to send them a link to the Apple Music ('https://www.apple.com/apple-music/') site where they are offered a free 3-month trial.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
66 months ago
After Apple music was released Apple ruined whole itunes app at ios. Thats for not even bother to use my free 3mo on service. Rather directly paying to spotify. Also seems apple have choise to change simplicy in many other major ios softwares (for example appstore) which is making whole ios experience way worse than before. I rather would like simple appstore and toplists like it was before and more intelligence search options in app store and itunes (genres) than bad user experience. In itunes I cant understand why I cant use choise shortcuts. For me Artists/Playlist/Songs is way more important than Library/Radio/Search. And of those 2 i have never used... and wouldnt never use library neither if it wouldnt be only options to handle youre music. And today u got only 3 shortcuts down when there is space for 4-5. I got huge libraries and also I cant understand why in playlists to see 1 cover picture and take space of 4 rows (playlists) for that, but in songs u see 6 songs (even that title (play/shuffle) are to large in for my taste just like album covers (under 4 covers in screen on iphone 6s). Only artists page is well done (8-9 artist name on screen).

And what are these apple music genres... those are more like joke. I listen eletronic music which have around 200 subgenres (most not even marked in wikipedia eletronic subgenre listing) but apple use Eletronic for everything... Well atleast "similar artists" has improved a lot in time of launch of apple music, but overall user experience is pretty bad.
I understood the first sentence. It was downhill after that.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BGPL Avatar
66 months ago
Screw a friend over with the gift of an auto-renewing subscription. Awesome idea Apple.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
66 months ago
So Apple is getting into network marketing. Okay I guess. I wonder if you can get a term life policy along with that trial membership. ;)

The conspiracy theorist in me says Apple's iPhone woes may have been worse than they claim. They seem to trying every budget marketing and sales technique known to man... all at the same time.

The pragmatist in me says Apple is just exploring alternative ways to reach customers.
The pragmatist in me drinks to much so what does he know. :p:D
[doublepost=1550271075][/doublepost]
Very nice of Apple not to mention free advertising.
You are not the product. But your friends? Your friends and family? Your friend's family and your family's friends? Product.:cool::p
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minik Avatar
66 months ago
Why would I do that to a friend?
Why not?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

General Apps Messages

Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage

Wednesday February 21, 2024 6:00 am PST by
Apple today announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage called PQ3. Apple says this "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks." Apple believes the PQ3 protocol's protections "surpass those in all other widely deployed messaging apps," according to its blog post:Today we are announcing...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Monday February 19, 2024 6:52 am PST by
Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU and Apple Podcasts transcripts. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year. More details about the new...
iPhone Notch

Apple Explored These Notch and Dynamic Island Designs for iPhones

Friday February 23, 2024 2:05 pm PST by
With the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022, Apple introduced the Dynamic Island, which can morph and expand to display system alerts, sports scores, and a variety of other information. The feature makes the space surrounding the front camera and Face ID sensors useful compared to the notch on older iPhone models. Apple explored a variety of ideas for the iPhone's notch area over the years before...
Oled iPads and MackBook Pro Notch

Apple's OLED Roadmap: New iPad Mini, Foldable iPad Pro, and More

Wednesday February 21, 2024 5:29 am PST by
Apple is planning to launch at least nine new devices with OLED displays across the iPad and MacBook product lines, according to an updated forecast from research firm Omdia that sets out the company's plans in detail. As widely rumored, Apple's push to transition to OLED will apparently be jump-started by the release of new 11- and 13-inch iPad Pro models this year. The displays will...
Next Generation CarPlay Porsche 1

Apple Launching Next-Generation CarPlay This Year With These New Features

Wednesday February 21, 2024 2:03 pm PST by
Apple recently updated its website to confirm that the first vehicle models with next-generation CarPlay support will debut "in 2024." This wording is shown on Apple's regional websites for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. The iOS 17.4 beta includes code-level references to eight new CarPlay apps:Auto Settings: This app will let you manage paired iPhones...
cracked glass vision pro

Handful of Apple Vision Pro Units Develop Identical Crack in Cover Glass

Friday February 23, 2024 4:46 am PST by
A small number of Apple Vision Pro owners have claimed that their headsets developed a hairline crack down the middle of the front cover glass, despite having never been dropped or mishandled. Photo of hairline crack in Vision Pro front glass (credit: Reddit user Inphenite) The first report was posted in the subreddit /r/VisionPro about 18 days ago, and several more have appeared in the last...