When Apple Music launched over three years ago, users were surprised to learn that Apple didn’t have a web-player. It took a long time, but Apple finally released a beta version for customers to test out.
Spotify, one of Apple Music’s largest competitors, and Amazon Music both offer full-featured web-players. Testers will notice that the Apple web-player isn’t perfect, so if decide to give it a test run, prepare for some quirkiness. In the first beta build that was released this week, you’ll find your music library, saved playlists, and the For You suggestion sections. You can also search for and discover new music, either by song, artists, album, mood, or genre.
The beta released just a few days before Apple’s big iPhone event, which is scheduled to start on September 10th. Apple keeps everything a secret leading up to the big presentation, but the more popular rumors are that Apple will announce an iPhone 11 Pro and an iPhone 11 Pro Max. The company might also announce the standard iPhone 11. We might even see a price reduction on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
If the rumors are correct, the showpieces of the event will be the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, which could support a 5.8-inch OLED display or a 6.5-inch panel depending on which size you prefer. The new high-end iPhone models are rumored to support three cameras, and the lower-cost options are expected to have two. The phones could run on the new A13 processor, but we will have to wait a few days to see if the rumors are true.
Outside of the iPhone, Apple may introduce new models and features for the popular Apple Watch, and the expected Apple Tag system to rival the Tile Bluetooth chips that are used to find lost items like keys and luggage. Other announcements could include the Apple TV, and a 16″ Macbook Pro model.
If you want to give the new web-player a test, you can check it out on beta.music.apple.com.
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