June 20 – Something You Are Feeling
aka. Post 20 of Those 30 Posts in June Blog-Every-Day Posts
So, at some point between arriving at work and departing, having charged my phone at my desk, Apple Music decided I didn’t really need the thousand or so songs that were stored in my collection.
Sure, they are mostly all in that ethereal plane known as the cloud, and I’ve spent the better part of an hour (RE)downloading about two hundred of the otherwise MIA tracks, but WTF Apple? W? T? F?
I’m not exactly a tech dummy, either. I know what I did. I also know what I didn’t do: I didn’t break it. I’m 99.9% certain this was not a user error. I’m not about to call up one of their so-called geniuses and be told to restart my device or that I must have done something despite my own assurances. The music spontaneously disappeared from my iPhone. It was there this morning and I listened to it on the way from the train to my office. And it was gone eight hours later, the phone having done little more than accept a top up charge and sit in my desk drawer for most of the afternoon.
Did I mention: WTF Apple?
Trust guys. It’s about trust.
I mean, first the app itself becomes a POS… now it just flat-out deleted my music. End rant! Yeah, I’m a little frustrated.
I guess my biggest beef is that since they launched it, Apple has been trying to push their streaming music service down our throats. So, that in mind, I got a bit of a “Did I do that?” Urkel vibe off of my phone, if you know what I mean… as in, maybe it wasn’t an accident. *furrows brow*
I’m not against streaming music, but then the facts seem to suggest that they don’t understand ME as a customer. Maybe don’t care to understand me. After all, I’ve only bought a couple computers and a handful of phones from them. I’m not a “heavy user” of their products. I’m just a guy who likes listening to music that he’s already bought. A guy that NEEDS to have pre-download music because I spend half my commute in a train tunnel with no wireless service. A guy that buys the cheapest data plan and isn’t going to upgrade it at these ridiculous Canadian telecom prices so that I can stream music over my precious bandwidth.
Just saying, Apple: it’s the little things. It’s tough to keep feeding the machine when the machine just gets hungrier and hungrier and then starts nibbling at your fingers.