Apple kills iTunes

Apple kills iTunes
Jacob Yothment

Jacob Yothment

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Apple will be announced the end of iTunes at today’s WWDC. At nearly 20 years old, iTunes has remained a necessary service for many users.


What am I going to do?

ITunes babies

After being the go-to Music app for years, iTunes has been divided into a new app trinity: Apple Music, Apple Podcast, and Apple TV.

If you used iTunes to sync your music to your iPhone, do not worry. You can still sync your music to your iPhone through Apple Music.

In case you want to find a podcast but you don’t remember the name of it, Apple Podcast has a feature that allows you to find podcasts based its content.

Apple TV has 4K HDR playback support, and also features your channel subscriptions similar to Prime Video.

Apple Music is expected to have a feature that allows users to buy digital songs. However, Apple is rumored to stop having users download mp3s altogether in favor of a music subscription product.

Wrapping up

iTunes was a landmark product for Apple for years. It helped drive the sales for nearly half a billion iPods. The departure of iTunes signifies the end of an era, and that Apple is ready to jump into the next generation of music.

Jacob Yothment

Jacob Yothment

Jacob Yothment is the assistant content editor for Softonic. He's worked in journalism since high school, and has been a fan of all things technology and video games his entire life. He is a 2016 graduate of Purdue University Northwest.

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