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Apple Music overtaking Spotify in the U.S. shows why it needs a free tier more than ever

Apple Music has 36 million subscribers compared with 70 million Spotify listeners around the globe.
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Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.