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Apple CEO Tim Cook, right, hugs Jimmy Iovine at the announcement of Apple Music in June.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Apple CEO Tim Cook, right, hugs Jimmy Iovine at the announcement of Apple Music in June. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
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Apple is finally getting in the streaming music game.

If you have an iPhone and downloaded the latest update this week, you may have noticed the new candy-colored Apple Music app added to your screen.

But for those of us that already use Spotify or Pandora, is it really worth the 10 dollars a month for Apple's version?

Luckily, we have just the person to answer that.

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Hiawatha Bray, technology writer for the business section of The Boston Globe. He’s also author of the new book, "You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves.” He tweets @GlobeTechLab.

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The Boston Globe: Apple Music Worth The Wait — But Is It Worth $10?

  • "In all, Apple Music has enough firepower to challenge the leading music subscription services such as Pandora and Spotify. It also reminds us that Apple is very good at playing defense."

Re/Code: Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing

  • "Apple has built a handsome, robust app and service that goes well beyond just offering a huge catalog of music by providing many ways to discover and group music for a very wide range of tastes and moods. But it’s also uncharacteristically complicated by Apple standards, with everything from a global terrestrial radio station to numerous suggested playlists for different purposes in different places."

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