Apple has released iOS 8.4 with ‘Apple Music’, spurring global excitement over the new service. But one market won’t be celebrating, and it happens to be the second biggest consumer of Apple products: China.

People in 100 countries and territories were able to download the update last night, but China did not make the list despite early reports that they would. Meanwhile, both Hong Kong and Taiwan have made the cut for the first release.

The company didn’t explicitly reveal why the Middle Kingdom was not included, but it’s likely to do with the competitive nature of China’s existing streaming ecosystem. Dominant players Tencent and Baidu already feature strong streaming services, as well as many other smaller players. 

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com