Apple typically keeps its cards close to the vest, but Tim Cook had two huge pieces of news to share Monday night at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive technology conference: Apple Music has 15 million subscribers, and the new Apple TV ships at the end of next week. Apple’s next-gen set-top box is available to preorder on Monday, October 26.
Apple has been uncharacteristically open about Apple Music since its launch in June. The service had 11 million subscribers in August, and has since added 4 million more. Cook shared that 6.5 million of those listeners have started paying for their subscriptions, while 8.5 million people are still in the free 3-month trial period.