Influential Apple Blogger Calls Apple Music a ‘Nightmare’
An influential Apple blogger and usual company cheerleader is turning his back on Apple Music.
Jim Dalrymple, in a post on his website the Loop, said the new streaming service is "a nightmare" and "frustrating."
"After the problems I’ve experienced over the last couple of weeks, I’m disabling it altogether," Dalrymple wrote.
Dalrymple had a long list of complaints, among them the fact that Apple Music was getting confused when a single artist had the same track on multiple albums -- sometimes displaying the song twice on a single album, and other times neglecting to add the song to the correct album. That's just one among a litany of ways the service messed with Dalrymple's music library.
Dalrymple's biggest complaint, however, was that when he disabled Apple Music, the service took away 4,700 songs that he had previously purchased.
On Twitter, some users echoed Dalrymple's complaints:
Meanwhile, other tech commentators highlighted the significance of Dalrymple's comments:
"Apple Music is just too much of a hassle to be bothered with," he wrote. "Nobody I’ve spoken at Apple or outside the company has any idea how to fix it, so the chances of a positive outcome seem slim to none."