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01st Jun 2019

Apple is finally killing off iTunes for good

Alan Loughnane

Pour one out for our boy, iTunes

Apple is going to pull the plug on iTunes, nearly two decades after launching the application. According to Bloomberg, the company plans to retire the product at next week’s WWDC event.

It’s expected that Apple will be replacing it in the next major version of macOS.

9to5Mac‘s Guilherme Rambo, claimed that the application will be renamed to “Music” on the Mac. In other words, it is going away and will be replaced by the new Music app, which is expected to become the new utility for syncing and managing Apple devices.

According to Bloomberg:

“iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era. The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac — Music, TV, and Podcasts — to replace iTunes. That matches Apple’s media app strategy on iPhones and iPads. Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app.”

It’s likely that few will miss the application as it was commonly thought of a bloated software and Apple themselves have far more refined avenues of making revenue from sources which didn’t exist when it was birthed all those years ago.