Apple Music is almost here and it looks like Taylor Swift had a thing or two to say about it. Along with that, we have some exclusive details on Apple Watch 2 and an overview of the new iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2.0 betas. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.
This week we’re very excited to podcast with Brian from Pad & Quill and talk a little bit about some of the excellent accessories they make. Be sure to check out padandquill.com to view their products.
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Here’s what we discussed in this episode:
- Apple quietly pulls original iPad mini from web site and Apple Store
- Apple Music passes on >70% of subscription payments to labels, but pays nothing during free trial
- Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman rants at Apple Music free trial, says pressured by Apple [Updated]
- Apple Music will stream Taylor Swift’s back catalog, but not her album ‘1989’
- Taylor Swift says ‘1989’ is not on Apple Music because she is disappointed by 3 month free trial terms for artists
- Apple changes tune following Taylor Swift criticism, will now pay artists during free Apple Music trial
- Opinion: Apple Music & Taylor Swift — PR nightmare or publicity dream?
- Apple Music free trial saga may not be over as Apple likely won’t pay full royalties during trial
- Apple Stores to begin selling select Apple Watches as soon as this week with surprise collectible bags
- Apple Watch Reserve & Pickup system now rolling out, select models available in stores
- Apple Watch 2: Apple plans FaceTime camera, iPhone-free Wi-Fi, $1000+ models, similar battery
- Apple releases second beta of WatchOS 2 to developers
- Apple releases iOS 9 beta 2 to developers for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
- iOS 9 allows users to temporarily delete apps to free up space for software updates
- Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2 to developers