Time To Say Goodbye To iTunes

June 4, 2019

© Anthony Behar-Sipa USA

An icon of the digital revolution is retiring.  The long rumored shutdown of Apple's iTunes was confirmed at yesterday's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Calif. The primary hub that allowed users to download and enjoy all types of media, like music, podcasts, movies, and TV shows for nearly 20 years will be transformed into dedicated apps for music, podcasts and TV. While the shuttering of iTunes is a significant change, Apple users' libraries of music, movies, and other content are safe.  Apple says that users ill have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD. In other words, your files will still be available. They’ll just be accessible in apps designed to hold specific media instead of being lumped together in a single interface. So for those dwindling number of people who still want to own songs, you will still be able to buy it at the iTunes Music Store. In fact your iPhone already has the three separate apps for music, movies and podcasts.  This move, according to Apple, is a way to align all Apple products to essentially be on the same page.  However it is hard to say goodbye to an old friend. We salute you iTunes and thanks for the memories! 

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SOURCE: Consumer Reports

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