Apple Music to launch 'City Charts' featuring top songs from 100 cities

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What you need to know

  • Apple Music may be launching City Charts with iOS 14.5.
  • It will feature 100 playlists featuring the top music from 100 cities.

Apple Music is getting 100 new playlists when iOS 14.5 releases to the public and all of them are focused on the kind of music that is topping the charts in a particular city.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple Music in iOS 14.5 will feature what Apple is calling City Charts. The new playlists will feature the top music from 100 cities across the world and will be updated on a daily basis.

As seen by 9to5Mac in the iOS 14.5 beta 4 codes, users will soon have access to playlists from over 100 cities around the world with the most played songs in each. Here's how Apple describes the new playlists:"Explore what's popular in over 100 cities from all over the world with charts updated daily."

As noted by the report, the playlists do not appear in the Apple Music app in the latest beta of iOS 14.5 and it is still unclear which cities will have their own playlist.

We still can't find these playlists in the Music app even after installing today's iOS beta, so perhaps the company is waiting until the official release of iOS 14.5 to the public before announcing the new City Charts playlists. The cities that will feature a dedicated playlist on Apple Music are also unknown so far.

The report also notes some other changes coming to Apple Music with iOS 14.5 including new ways to share lyrics through iMessage and Instagram.

In addition to the new daily playlists, iOS 14.5 also brought several other enhancements for Apple Music subscribers. Some of the menus in the Music app have been revamped, while there's also a new option to share song lyrics on social networks. iOS 14.5 will also make it easier to play music with third-party apps using Siri.

If Apple Music isn't your thing but you're looking for a music service, check out our list of the Best Music Streaming Apps for iPhone in 2021.

It is still unclear when iOS 14.5 will be available to the public, but there are hints that it may release by the end of the month.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.