Does Apple Music benefit from privileges to claim a place in the dock of iPhone users? Several testimonials show that when the Apple Music app is downloaded from the App Store, it automatically replaces an app in the dock without asking the user’s permission. In the example below shared by Kevin Archer, we can see Apple Music taking the place of Spotify…
Seems like if you download the Apple Music app from App Store, it will automatically appear on your device (iPhone) dock, more than this, it will change any other 3d party app with the Music app. If on your dock, you only have Apple apps it won’t do anything. pic.twitter.com/c0pkO9G2pq
— Kevin Archer (@IM_Kevin_Archer) May 5, 2022
If one could quickly think of a nasty plot by Apple to promote its music streaming service to the detriment of others, this is actually not the case: other tests carried out by TechCrunch and MacRumors show Apple Music taking the place of other apps like Camera, Twitter or Safari. Apple told MacRumors that they are aware of the issue, so it’s more likely just a silly bug that will be fixed in a future iOS update.
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