Apple Music rumored to receive WWDC overhaul →


Apple is altering the user interface of Apple Music to make it more intuitive to use, according to people familiar with the product who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. Apple also plans to better integrate its streaming and download businesses and expand its online radio service, the people said. The reboot is expected to be unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The changes will be accompanied by a marketing blitz to lure more customers to the $10-per-month streaming service. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.

I don’t think there’s much denying that Apple Music is a bit of a mess. It’s hard to tell where the lines are between it and iTunes Match. The UI is confusing in places, and iTunes is … well … iTunes.

While I don’t use the service anymore, the UI in has been so infected by it, I’ve switched to using Cesium to play my local music on my iPhone. I hope Apple can reboot this thing and make it good. The company has such a long track record of good music products, it makes Apple Music even all the more painful to consider.