On the 30th of June 2015, Apple released iOS 8.4 and together with the update, Apple also released their long-awaited music streaming service, Apple Music. So far there have been mixed reviews about the service, although to be fair it is a new service so hiccups were to be expected, but for the most part a lot of it has since been sorted out.
However if you find that the service is still too slow/buggy for your liking, we should point out that if you were amongst the first group of users to sign up for Apple Music on the day that it was launched, your free trial will be expiring in a couple of days on the 30th of September. This means that if you haven’t already disabled auto renew, you should go ahead and do so.
If you don’t, expect to be charged $9.99 a month (or $14.99 if you chose the family plan) in the subsequent months to come. According to Apple’s official figures that they shared last month, they have managed to nab about 11 million trial subscribers to date. More recent figures has shown that the numbers have increased to 15 million subscribers, but the more important question is how many will continue to remain once their trial expires?
It has been estimated by analysts that at least half will remain, if not more, but we suppose we’ll just have to wait and see how that plays out. In the meantime we should remind you guys that this is for the first batch of free trials. If you have signed up later, like yesterday, your trial will end three months from the date you’ve signed up, so this will not apply. Instructions on disabling auto-renewal can be found on Apple’s website.