The short answer is yes! At Monday’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Apple announced it was shutting down iTunes after nearly 20 years. Replacing iTunes will be a trio of apps for music, TV and podcasts.
The new apps will be unveiled this fall when the macOS Catalina is released. In a press release, Apple says, “Users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD.”
All of your files will be located in apps designed for the type of media they are as opposed to a catch-all, single interface.
What Consumer Reports dubbed “the new three-app organizational scheme” is currently available on iPhones and isn’t new to many users. Eventually, all Apple products will be using this three-app system.
Apple’s announcement at WWDC confirmed rumors across social media that iTunes was facing demise after content was pulled from the app’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Since its 2001 launch, iTunes revolutionized how we consume digital media, streaming content and downloads on the go.
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