The long-awaited feature won’t be coming to Apple Music in the iOS update this week, unlikely to come this year.

Earlier in the year, Apple revealed the features dropping in iOS 17. An eyebrow raiser for music lovers was the collaborative playlists that they announced would be coming to Apple Music.

This week, iOS 17.2 launched as a Release Control update. Still no sign of collaborative playlists though, suggesting it won’t be coming until a future 17 update in the new year.

Apple promised in September’s iOS 17 launch that collaborative playlist support would be coming this year. There’s a chance that another iteration of 17 might come in the next month, but it’s unlikely.

Apple Music did get two new features for Apple Music in iOS 17.2, including a new place for your favourite songs in place of Liked songs. Here’s what’s new:

  • Favourite Songs Playlist in Apple Music lets you quickly get back to the songs you mark as favourites
  • Use Listening History in Apple Music can be disabled in a Focus so music you listen to does not appear in Recently Played or influence your recommendations

9to5Mac suggest that the pause on collaborative playlists could be due to spam concerns. For example, playlist owners being inundated with requests to contribute. Apple are reportedly working on including precautions to release the feature with.

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