Published On: Fri, Feb 12th, 2016

Apple Music Tops 11 Million Subscribers; iCloud Reaches 782 Million

At a commencement of this year, Apple Music had surpassed 10 million subscribers, according to a news from a Financial Times. Now, Apple SVP Eddy Cue has reliable this figure. In fact, he gave a some-more accurate series – a association has usually upheld over 11 million subscribers, he says. This tidbit and some-more were suggested on John Gruber’s “The Talk Show” podcast where Cue and SVP Craig Federighi assimilated to plate about facilities in arriving OS releases, Apple’s intentions around a open beta, and more.

The Apple Music subscriber count is generally interesting, since of how fast a service has been growing. Apple’s entrance in the streaming song space launched final June, charity users free, 3-month trials on iOS. The app afterwards arrived on Android in November. Those who didn’t select to cancel began profitable a $9.99 per month price to sojourn subscribed.

Apple also recently closed off some of a facilities on a giveaway tier in sequence to boost subscriptions. Specifically, it close off entrance to a curated Apple Music radio stations, and instead done Beats 1 radio a usually giveaway hire for those who aren’t subscribers. To what border that has impacted expansion still stays to be seen, however.

During a interview, a execs were dropping mini-scoops left and right. For example, a dual suggested that Apple is operative on an updated Remote app that will concede it to do all that Apple TV’s possess remote can. In fact, this will also concede mixed users to operate Apple TV during a same time – one on a Remote app, a other regulating a Apple TV remote.

Other numbers surrounding Apple’s products and services were denounced as well. While we already knew there were 1 billion Apple devices, interjection to total reported in Apple’s Q1 ’16 “Earnings Supplemental Material” documentation, there were a series of surprises, too.

It was suggested that Apple’s iCloud use now reaches 782 million users; Apple’s iMessage users send 200,000 messages per second; Apple Pay has processed billions of dollars in payments; a App Store and iTunes see 750 million exchange each week; and Siri handles billions of requests per week.

Plus, there was one series that’s value noting, if not something to indispensably gloat about: Apple Maps’ group has corrected 2.5 million issues formed on patron feedback. (It’s not usually your gut, we theory – Apple Maps has been removing better.)

The whole part is value listening to in a entirety, and can be found on Gruber’s Daring Fireball website here.

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