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We Now Know Exactly When iOS 8.4 (and Apple Music) Will Be Released

Published Jun 29th, 2015 7:15AM EDT
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Over the weekend, Apple revealed new details about its music plans for the immediate future, including release information for Apple Music and a new iTunes Match feature for iOS 9.

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According to former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers – now a Senior Director at Apple Music – Apple will roll out its streaming music service on June 30th at 8 a.m. PDT. The company did say before that Apple Music will be available to users beginning on June 30th, but Rogers offered clearer launch information in a blog post about his music experience and career.

Rogers said that iOS 8.4 will be released on Tuesday, bringing Apple Music to iOS users. The service should also start streaming on Mac and Windows via iTunes.

Additionally, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue said on Twitter that users will still be able to use iTunes Match inside Apple Music. The service lets you match your existing song library inside iTunes up to 25,000 songs. That means users don’t have to subscribe to both services to get just iTunes Match functionality.

More interestingly, Cue said that Apple is looking to raise the Match limit to 100,000, a significant bump, once iOS 9 is ready to roll out.

Finally, the exec added that a new iOS 9 beta release will bring updated Apple Music functionality to developers currently testing and working with Apple’s latest OS update.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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