Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services took to Twitter Tuesday evening to confirm a new beta of iOS 9 is coming next week. He also said Apple Music would be coming to the next version of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch beta operating system at the same time.
Mr. Cue was asked on Twitter, "Why did Apple not release Apple music to developers today? When can we suspect iOS 9 beta three?" His response was, "new iOS 9 beta coming early next week."
He very clearly answered the second part of the question but didn't address the first part, leaving people wondering if he chose to ignore addressing Apple Music, or was implying it'll be part of the next iOS 9 beta.
Mr. Cue sorted that out a little later saying "a new iOS 9 seed will support Apple Music," and then clarified when that's happening in response to another Tweet saying, "early next week."
Apple released iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2 on June 30 to support the launch of Apple Music. The service includes streaming music, the Beats 1 Internet radio station, and Connect where artists can interact with their fans. Apple Music costs US$9.99 a month and includes a three month free trial.
The iOS 9 betas Apple has released so far have been available only to developers. The company said a public beta would be coming soon, along with a public beta of OS X El Capitan. A specific date hasn't been announced yet.