Friday, May 6, 2016
Cloud services blur the line between local content and "cloud content" and it isn't easy to sometimes know what's really going on. For a music composer, a tiny mistake has cost him a life's worth of music and carefully created playlists, all thanks to Apple Music service.
Apple service haven't always been easy for newcomers. If you ever used iTunes you've probably lost count of the times it presented us scary popups stating we'd lose "everything" whenever we wanted to sync just a few songs or other content. This time it seems a similar non-friendly message prompted a user to delete 122GB of music from his computer - something that most likely happened not because of a bug, but due to the not-so-clear way Apple Music deals with deletions.
Even if this 122GB error (which has been reverted because he had backups) was actually done by the user, this doesn't mean Apple should make the necessary changes to better inform users of how things work and ensure this kind of thing never happens again by mistake.