Comic: The Trials and Tribulations of Apple Music

Happy Saturday, iMore! Because Rich is awesome, he's letting us run some of his Mac-themed comics from the Diesel Sweeties archive on weekends. Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy.

i think i want it? but im not sure.

its a good value for me, but is it the best way to support the artists?

but then again, at least theyre doing something to get more people to pay for music.

i guess what im saying is i need more time to-crap!

you got the auto-renew email, too? im sure ill cancel next month.

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  • If the guy in the comic wasn't sure if he wanted to keep Apple Music, he should have just turned off auto-renew and it would have just ended on the date the trail ends. Lame comic.
  • Yes, this one just didnt land like all the others :p Sent from the iMore App
  • He needs more time to crap? The F***
  • Haha I was thinking the same thing Sent from the iMore App
  • I have yet to even try it. As I already have Play music all access and Amazon Prime music I don't think I need another. Posted via a touchscreen, excuse the typoos. Sent from the iMore App
  • If only this comic strip series was funny, I would have laughed(atleast once)! Sent from the iMore App
  • apple music is crap but these jokes are even crappier.
  • hehe... classic comics.
  • I didn't sign up, I already pay for SiriusXM in my car, and for $5 I added streaming on my computer/smartphone/tablet so really for what I want and the channels I like it works for me. But who knows down the road things could change. I never saw a need to use satellite radio until I was on the road a lot and now I simply cannot tolerate terrestrial radio its crap.
  • The sound quality of Apple Music (and other streaming services) is superior to SiriusXM, IMO.
    I suggest you try the free 3 months, you'll likely get a better variety of music as well. Sent from the iMore App
  • Apple Music is the best deal for me and five of my family members. Awesome playlists and some brilliant music discovery at a good price.
  • I got one extra month of Apple Music. I was still testing it out. And I'm pretty much sold on the fact that it's awful. I kept telling myself. Maybe it I'll get better. But it never did. It's a streaming service that barely streams. I tried a month of Spotify. Definitely going to continue with Spotify. It's a nice service. Easy to use stream download. Feels like it should. Apple Music is so buggy and unusable. they should have called it awful music.
  • I did the same, forgot to turn off auto-renew last month, and told myself that I would give it another month. Now auto-renew is turned off and it is back to Spotify for me as well. I really like the social aspect of Spotify for the few friends that I follow, and finding different playlist just seem easier for me as well the Apple Music.
  • Is this some kind of intelligent comic that will entertain once I "Get it"??