Apple is killing iTunes

Apple is killing iTunes

It is reported that the Music app will retain some of iTunes' key features which include but not limited to song purchases and audio syncing. Bloomberg reports today that change is exactly what we'll get next week at WWDC, as Apple will kill off iTunes and launch three more focused apps to take its place.

Anyone who has spent any time with iTunes knows that each iteration of the program has been more bloated than the one that came before.

But if iTunes will indeed end, that should also mean a slew of new apps that will help Apple push its content agenda. For instance, subscribers to Apple Music - the company's music streaming service - must access the service on Macs through iTunes.

The downloadable file size limit is a good option to have, otherwise, a user might accidentally burn through their data without realising it.

What will also be interesting to see is how Apple deals with replacing iTunes on third-party platforms.

United States website Bloomberg News reported Apple plans to phase out the media player that has provided music, podcasts, movies and TV series since 2001 due to the popularity of streaming apps like Spotify.

Apple is expected to make the announcement at next week's developer conference.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook will likely update that stunning figure during his keynote presentation kicking off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose. Most of the updates, if you've noticed, are trailing around 200MB, so Apple might have found a sweet spot in allowing users to update apps up to 200MB without needing Wi-Fi.

Bloomberg's report did not specify the fate of the iTunes store.

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