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After months of speculation, Apple has finally unveiled Apple Music. While it isn’t actually being launched until June 30th, we already know pretty much all there is to know about Apple Music.

This means you’ll probably already know whether or not you’re going to subscribe to Apple Music, or stick with the streaming service you’re already using. And now we need you to tell us. Welcome to this week’s MakeUseOf Poll!

Robot Jobs Future

To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Is a Robot Likely to Steal Your Job? Is a Robot Likely to Steal Your Job? [MakeUseOf Poll] Is a Robot Likely to Steal Your Job? [MakeUseOf Poll] Millions of jobs are likely to be automated in the future, as robots capable of doing everyday tasks are developed. Which sounds awesome until you realize those robots may be coming for your job. Read More

Out of a total of 76 votes, 29% chose Definitely No, 0% to 10%, 23.7% chose Probably Not, 30% to 50%, 18.4% chose No, 10% to 30%, 13.2% chose Probably, 50% to 70%, 7.9% chose Definitely Yes, 90% to 100%, and 7.9% chose Yes, 70 to 90%.

Due to the low number of votes these results don’t offer much in the way of evidence. We also don’t know if all those who voted first used the NPR tool to garner a scientific prediction as to the chances of their job being taken over by a robot Meet the Robot That's Trying to Take My Job Meet the Robot That's Trying to Take My Job This article wasn't written by a robot - but the next one you read might have been. Robots are already in our midst, and you might be surprised what they can do. Robots are reporting... Read More .

However, there is a clear trend in the results, with the three negative answers occupying the top three places, and the three positive answers occupying the bottom three places. Which suggests that more than 70 percent of our readers will survive the robot uprising with their jobs intact.

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Comment of the Week

We received a lot of great comments, including those from Chinmay Sarupria, John Root, and Kevin Liske. Comment Of The Week goes to Howard A Pearce, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment Is a Robot Likely to Steal Your Job? [MakeUseOf Poll] Is a Robot Likely to Steal Your Job? [MakeUseOf Poll] Millions of jobs are likely to be automated in the future, as robots capable of doing everyday tasks are developed. Which sounds awesome until you realize those robots may be coming for your job. Read More :

Automation is surely going to end some jobs just like the auto ended the jobs of the horse and carriage drivers, village smithies, etc for the most part.

There is little question, I think, that automation has actually increased employment opportunities. Those who disagree, we can outlaw all computers and auto/trucks to re-create those long lost jobs for society.

We chose this comment because it makes a very valid and extremely interesting point. While we seem set for an explosion of automation over the next few decades, this certainly won’t be the first time humanity has dealt with such change. So even if some of the careers we currently take for granted do indeed disappear in the near-future, it doesn’t necessarily have to spell disaster for us as a species.

Apple Music Plans

As expected, Apple unveiled Apple Music Apple Unveils Apple Music at WWDC, U.S. Army Website Hacked, & More... [Tech News Digest] Apple Unveils Apple Music at WWDC, U.S. Army Website Hacked, & More... [Tech News Digest] Apple Music arrives at last, the United States Army gets hacked, Uwe Boll's Kickstarter rage, Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box movies, and Grand Theft Auto V in real life. Read More at WWDC 2015 WWDC '15: Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Event in One Place WWDC '15: Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Event in One Place This year's WWDC didn't disappoint, with new versions of iOS, OS X and watchOS announced among a range of new features, surprise developments and updates to old technology. Read More . Apple Music is a streaming music service that builds on the soon-to-be-defunct Beats Music, but adds a lot more besides. Apple Music is competition for Spotify, Rdio, and all the other music streaming services What Is The Best Music Streaming Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Is The Best Music Streaming Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] Why pay several dollars per album when you can pay several dollars a month for access to thousands of albums? Hmm? Hmm? Answer! Read More already in existence. Yes, even the doomed-to-fail Tidal Why Jay Z's Tidal Music Streaming Service is Doomed to Fail Why Jay Z's Tidal Music Streaming Service is Doomed to Fail Jay Z recently relaunched Tidal, the music streaming service he acquired for $56 million. Tidal has 99 problems, and the pitch is one. Read More .

Existing Apple fans will be offered a 3-month free trial, after which Apple Music will cost the industry standard $9.99-per-month. Unlike Spotify there is no free tier The End of Free Music: Should Spotify Make Everyone Pay? The End of Free Music: Should Spotify Make Everyone Pay? Apple is trying for another revolution with the rumored launch of Apple Music, a music streaming service. But along the way, Apple might be trying to kill existing free music streaming services. Boo! Hiss! Read More , because Apple likes money. So, has Cupertino captured your imagination enough for you to commit to paying a cent short of $10 every month for Apple Music?

We simply want to know, “Will You Be Subscribing to Apple Music?

Once you have voted in the poll above, please explain in the comments section below why you voted that way. Are you eager to try out Apple Music with a view to subscribing? Do you think it’s too little, too late for Apple? Will you be sticking with Spotify, Rdio, or another alternative service? Tell us which of these you currently use?

The more information you can provide with your comment, the more accurate our conclusions can be based on the results. The best comment of the week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. At least until we all meet back here again this time next week with a new question.

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  1. jason pope
    July 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    You really should try Cliggo Music ... it's free and legal!

  2. Don Ball
    June 24, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Couldn't be bothered. The 'mu-sic' of today is terrible and an oldie type of station plays only the mainstream. Again, I couldn't be bothered.

  3. Leah C
    June 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I don't like anything Apple so already against it. I subscribe to SiriusXM so I kind of think it would be pointless to pay another subscription fee for a streaming service. This is not for me.

  4. Aibek Es
    June 15, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I will probably give a try though I do prefer buying the songs I love rather than paying a subscription fee to own it.

  5. Aaron Galloway-Perrell
    June 15, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Nope.

    iTunes is the massive, glaring failure in Apple's ecosystem. Despite being a source of nearly infinite profit they still don't see fit to improve the search functions, user interactions, speed, or frankly the design (it's a maze at best). Never mind their otherwise shocking disregard for my personal space, remember U2-gate?

    Even if I could set all of that nonsense aside, why on Earth would I pay $10/month so that a follow-the-sun style DJ setup could blast me with Black Eyed Peas and Dr. Dray. I even kinda like U2 but they haven't released a full album I'd pay for since Joshua Tree and I'm not open to having the rest rammed down my gullet.

    Simple fact is, I don't like iTunes (and I'm 100% Apple btw in my daily life btw) and I don't trust their choice in music. Also, Pandora & Spotify are essentially free (I can live with a commercial every once and a while) and they're big red button easy. I don't have to know about music or spend hours making play-lists like it's the 90's to hear what I like.

    Nice try Apple but until you fix up your media ecosystem, you'll never get any money out of me.

  6. Jeremy A Moats
    June 15, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    First, I see no poll.

    Second, I do not stream music much. I am very old school. I play CDs in my car. Yes. CDs.

    Third, since Apple has made iTunes COMPLETELY UNUSABLE on my computer (hangs, crashes, locks me out of my computer), there is ZERO chance I will pay them money to listen to music. I have NEVER bought anything through the iTunes store - primarily because it won't load on My Windows 7 computer - secondarily because I have ZERO interest in paying Apple any money - EVER.

  7. Read and Share
    June 15, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Absolutely not. But nothing to do with Apple -- I like "owning" my own collection -- to enjoy my audio/visual library whenever and wherever -- with or without connection to the net. DRM-free MP3's and MP4's, thank you.

  8. Jeff Baumgarten
    June 14, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    There's enough free stuff out there, I don't find it necessary to pay to stream music. I grew up with FM radio, riddled with ads, so streaming music with ads isn't so bad.
    That being said, if I was in the market I'd at least give it a try and see if it was worth giving up Pandora or Spotify.

  9. Maryon Jeane
    June 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Some of us actually don't like music, so it's not an issue. However I too won't ever use anything (for audiobooks) which has restrictive policies.

  10. Mush Morton
    June 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I absolutely will not. I also prefer free content, but even more important is not getting sucked into Apple's ecosystem. I want freedom and options and anything that comes from Apple will eventually try to force me to use their products and only their products the way they want them to be used. They do make great stuff but I don't care about being the first to have something. I'd rather wait until the same/similar functionality is made available from other sources with less restrictions.

  11. Marie Barger
    June 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I absolutely will not. Just like TV I prefer free content over paying for it. I do have Amazon prime which also gives me streaming music which works for me. Another reason for me to not pay any music subscription service is that, the artist, whose music it plays do not get much from it. I will gladly buy a song or an album from an artist because I think it is fairer to the artist.

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