Apple rolling out rare update to Music Memos app for iOS with Voice Memos integration

Apple has rolled out a rare update to its Music Memos application today with support for Voice Memos integration. This is the first update to Music Memos in over a year.

Apple released its Music Memos application in 2016, touting it as a way for songwriters to quickly and easily record audio and develop song ideas. Since 2016, however, the app has gone long periods of times without updates or even acknowledgements of its existence by Apple.

Today’s update to Music Memos is the first update in over a year, and it brings the app to version 1.0.7. The change log details new integration with Voice Memos:

Adds the ability to export your Music Memos recordings to your Voice Memos library

This addition is somewhat humorous when you consider this excerpt from Apple’s press release anouncing Music Memos in 2016:

Musicians and songwriters around the world have used the Voice Memos app on their iPhone to quickly record ideas, and many hit songs first started as Voice Memos. The new Music Memos app is inspired by Voice Memos and takes the functionality even further by adding musician-friendly features designed specifically for songwriting and developing musical ideas. With Music Memos, you can record any musical instrument through the iPhone’s built-in microphone in a high-quality, uncompressed format, then name, tag and rate it to start building a library of your ideas.

So, Music Memos was first created to allow musicians to ditch Voice Memos altogether — and now Apple is reversing course and adding support for exporting recordings from Music Memos to Voice Memos. This could be an indication of Apple’s idea for the future of Music Memos altgoether.

You can download Music Memos from the App Store for free.

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