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Apple Invites Press to September 10 Event ➝

Jim Dalrymple:

Apple on Thursday sent an invite to press for a special event to be held at the company’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. The event will be at The Steve Jobs Theater on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am.

I’m due for a new iPhone this year, so I’m pretty excited to see what Apple has in store.

➝ Source: loopinsight.com

Apple Maps in iOS 11 ➝

Jim Dalrymple:

Apple Maps now has lane guidance in iOS 11 and it works perfectly. I haven’t taken a trip to LA since I’ve been using it, but I have gone to a couple of places I hadn’t been before and it worked just as I expected.

Maps now also shows you what turn is coming up next. For example, on the top of the mapping screen it will show that you need to make a left hand turn—directly under that, it will show you that your next turn is a right. This helps you determine which lane you should be in.

My wife and I take several road trips throughout the year and rely on Apple Maps for turn-by-turn navigation. These improvements will make for a much more enjoyable experience while driving. I can’t wait to use them.

Apple Begins Rolling Out iTunes Match With Audio Fingerprint to Apple Music Subscribers ➝

Jim Dalrymple:

Apple has been quietly rolling out iTunes Match audio fingerprint to all Apple Music subscribers. Previously Apple was using a less accurate metadata version of iTunes Match on Apple Music, which wouldn’t always match the correct version of a particular song. We’ve all seen the stories of a live version of a song being replaced by a studio version, etc.

Using iTunes Match with audio fingerprint, those problems should be a thing of the past.

It makes no sense that they launched Apple Music with the vastly inferior metadata matching system. I’m glad it’s finally being fixed, but this shouldn’t have been a problem to begin with.

Apple’s New Retail Store Strategy ➝

Jim Dalrymple explains the five new Apple Store features unveiled yesterday at their new Union Square location in San Francisco.

Transcript of Tim Cook’s Interview on CNBC ➝

Tim Cook appeared on CNBC for an interview with Jim Cramer, earlier this week. Jim Dalrymple has publish a transcript.

Jim Dalrymple Reviews the 9.7-inch iPad Pro ➝

Jim Dalrymple, on the device’s display:

I’ll admit, I listened to Apple talk about True Tone with some skepticism. Having the power and clarity of a Retina Display and be able to see it outdoors seemed a bit much to expect.

After I unpacked my iPad and set it up, I took it outside, put in direct sunlight and sat down. To my utter amazement, I could see the screen perfectly. True Tone is like magic.

Jim actually spends most of his review discussing the display, which I enjoyed. It seems that the iPad Pro’s internet hardware and performance is the most talked about features, but I’m excited about eventually using an iPad with this display.

Music Memos ➝


Sometimes the best ideas come when you least expect them. When those moments happen, open Music Memos to record high-quality, uncompressed audio through the built-in mic in your iPhone, or connect an external microphone. Music Memos is optimized for acoustic guitar and piano, and it works with other musical instruments, too.

I enjoyed Jim Dalrymple’s take on the app:

This is just a really smart app. It answers a lot of the problems musicians have had over the years in recording ideas quickly and easily, but it took that 100 steps further.

I’m really excited about Music Memos.

He also discusses some of the new features in GarageBand 2.1. It’s an interesting read, even if you’ve never made music before.

Apple Working to Fix Missing and Duplicate Song Issues in Apple Music ➝

Jim Dalrymple, in a follow-up to his scathing piece on Apple Music:

I arrived at Apple this morning to talk to them about my issues with Apple Music and to hopefully fix my problems. The good news is that I have about 99 percent of my music back.

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way. The missing and duplicate song issues that we’ve all seen in Apple Music are being fixed shortly. They are certainly aware of what’s been going on, I can assure you.

It’s good to hear that Apple worked with Jim to help him recover his lost music and I’m glad they’re working on a fix that will prevent this from happening in the future. But I’m still amazed that Apple Music shipped with these sorts of problems — did they not test the cancellation process? It certainly seems like they would have found these bugs if they did.