Amid protests, iOS 15.5 restores Tempo API for Apple Music-enabled apps

With iOS 15.4, Apple had angered creators and users of third-party clients for Apple Music. Apple had decided to remove an API from applications allowing the playback tempo of a song selected on Apple Music to be changed. Finally, all’s well that ends well, the API MPMediaPlayback.currentPlaybackRate will be reinstated in iOS 15.5.

Perfect Tempo app can no longer change the tempo of Apple Music tracks on iOS 15.4

“We re-evaluated our previous decision to disable changing the playback speed of Apple Music content in third-party apps, and have come to the conclusion that it is safe to re-enable this feature, as before the release of iOS 15.4 », indicated on the forum developer Joe Kuo, an Apple software engineer. The API was reintroduced in iOS 15.5 beta 4 released this week.

The developers concerned are relieved, but one of them explains that, not expecting a turnaround, he had given up on this feature and taken his application in a completely different direction.


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