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Uh Oh: Early Reports Of Apple Music iCloud Glitches

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Uh Oh: Early Reports Of Apple Music iCloud Glitches

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)'s much anticipated music streaming service went live this week to the delight of millions. However, The Verge commented on Wednesday that Apple Music "has an iCloud problem."

According to The Verge's Chris Welch, iTunes Match has been "one of Apple's more flawed cloud services for a few years now."

Welch said that Apple's music service is able to scan a user's entire iTunes library and compare it to its own catalog. The point of doing so is to make the user's whole music collection available across multiple devices through the iCloud.

"Ever since it rolled out, users have complained about several key things," Welch argued. "For one, it's just not very good at the matching process. iTunes will mistakenly swap explicit songs for censored takes or disregard mono recordings in favor of stereo versions. Or it'll inexplicably match only certain songs from an album and upload the other tracks."

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As such, turning on iTunes Match could prove to be a "huge gamble" for people who are "meticulous" about their music library. Welch isn't the only one and pointed out a "lengthy" Apple support forum thread on the problem.

What does this all mean? Well, for Welch the approach "kills the potential of Apple Music" and "for now I'll keep my Spotify subscription going."

"It's just way easier to save music offline without worrying about iCloud mucking up the library I've sunk years into," Welch concluded. "This forced link between Apple Music and iCloud Music Library just seems unnecessary."

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