Apple to reportedly kill iTunes

By Xite - June 3, 2019
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In the last couple of days, Apple has removed all content from its iTunes page on Facebook, including posts, photos, and videos. The company is planning to break-up iTunes into separate apps for Music....

Tech giant Apple has removed all the posts, videos and photos from the iTunes’ Facebook and Instagram pages, hinting that the iTunes days are numbered. According to the media reports, this happened in the last couple of days, as iTunes cached page on Facebook still had content available as of May 31.

Apple is planning to migrate its iTunes accounts over to their Apple TV counterparts on Facebook and Instagram. However, iTunes’ Twitter account remains intact as of now.

‘iTunes will be replaced by standalone Music, TV, and Podcasts apps in the next major version of macOS, which Apple is expected to unveil at WWDC 2019,’ 9to5Mac reported. Music TV app is expected to have same functionality as the iTunes service.

According to Iconfactory's Craig Hockenberry, a few itunes.apple.com links for songs and artists are now being redirected to music.apple.com, which sets another example for Apple moving away from its iTunes brand.

WWDC 2019 will focus a lot on the iOS 13 that will bring changes in the user interface of iPhones and iPads. The iOS 13 might also bring a dark mode with it. The company is also planning to bring a new profile setting for iMessage that will allow users to set a display photo and display name – just like they do in WhatsApp.

The macOS 10.15 is expected to come have a new universal apps feature, that first arrived in macOS Mojave and iOS 12.

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2019) will begin today (June 3 – June 7) at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California.

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