Apple Music app, unusual bullying: it “steals” the place in the dock from other apps

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Some owners of iPhones updated to iOS 15 would have recognized aunedited “arrogance” of the Apple Music app. Part of those who uninstalled the app from their smartphone and later decided to install it again, noticed that the app automatically settles into the application dockto be clear, the set of four that are in the lower area of ​​the home screen.

Initially it seemed that the app stole the place only from non-Apple applications, but the various reports that followed the first have “denied” this circumstance: for a bug to be investigated, installing Apple Music from the App Store often finds it in the dock, also in place of Safari, Phone or Calendar. Normally the app should end up in the home pages, then it’s up to the user to choose whether or not to highlight it among the four below.

Instead it is not due to a bug that Apple, contacted, acknowledged and promised to resolve. Difficult to establish how widespread it is, but it seems to have no connection with the iPhone model or with the version of iOS 15 installed, whether the latest 15.4.1 or one of the previous ones. So at the moment the only suspect is the Apple Music app.

Some users have also reported that downloading Apple Music from the App Store automatically overlaps the preference for their favorite music streaming service, so asking Siri to play something is brought up. Apple’s service even if there was a different one among the settingssuch as Spotify.

For some time, Cupertino has been under fire from the authorities that regulate the market for anti-competitive practices. The “hottest” issue of recent days concerns Apple Pay, with the European Commission accusing Apple of not having granted third-party apps since 2015 the ability to use the NFC chip for functionality tap-to-pay. Apple, therefore, would do well to correct the anomaly quickly not to end up in an even more uncomfortable position.

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