Get it on Google Play

Apple Scraps iTunes on Mac, Replaces It With 3 New Apps

Updated Tuesday 4 June 2019 6:59
Apple Scraps iTunes on Mac, Replaces It With 3 New Apps
When the iTunes Music store debuted 16 years ago, digital music meant buying a CD and uploading it to a computer or illegally downloading a song from a file-sharing service. Apple changed all that by charging customers 99 cents for a song they could take with them wherever they went.

Did you know? You can comment on this post! Just scroll down

Over time, iTunes expanded into movies and podcasts, storing all forms of media in a single desktop application.

But that’s not what today’s customers want, and on Monday, Apple replaced its pioneering store on the Mac and integrated its library and store into three distinct apps — music, podcasts and TV. The push comes as the tech giant races to catch up in the arena of subscription streaming services, which already has household names such as Spotify and Netflix.

“I see it as a logical, overdue realignment of media strategy,” said Gene Munster, a managing partner with venture capital firm Loup Ventures. “Segmenting into apps makes most sense and helps them sell services.”

Industry insiders have long predicted the iTunes Store’s eventual demise as streaming media came to prominence and consumer tastes shifted.

“Customers love iTunes and everything it can do, but if there is one thing we hear over and over it’s ‘Can iTunes do even more?’” said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, at the keynote speech kicking off Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose on Monday. He showed what iTunes would look like if it integrated features like a calendar or email, but ultimately his team had a “better idea” — spread the features across three apps for Mac users.

Article Posted 3 Years ago. You can post your own articles and it will be published for free. No Registration is required! But we review before publishing! Click here to get started

Love This? Share It!

One Favour Please! Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel!


Cook Amazing Nigerian Dishes, Follow Adorable Kitchen YouTube Channel!


Like us on Facebook, Follow on Twitter

React and Comment

Click Here To Hide More Posts Like This

Watch and Download Free Mobile Movies, Read entertainment news and reports, Download music and Upload your own For FREE. Submit Your Content to be published for you FREE! We thrive on user-submitted content! But we moderate!

Get it on Google Play
We use cookies to serve you better. We have to let you know this in accordance with EU laws. You accept our terms and conditions by using this platform. Please Click on the OK button below to hide this message