Apple Is Killing One of Its Biggest Products

The long-rumored demise is finally here
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2019 10:24 AM CDT
Apple Is Killing iTunes
This March 19, 2018 photo shows Apple's iTunes Store app on an iPad in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Love it or hate it, iTunes has been around for nearly 20 years—and now it's getting the boot. Apple will announce its pending demise on Monday at a developer conference in California, Bloomberg reports. The multi-faceted media software is slated to be replaced by separate TV, Music, and Podcasts apps that are already on iPads and iPhones but should be coming to Macs in a software update this year. The long-rumored move is designed, at least in part, to reframe Apple as a provider of entertainment services at a time when iPhone sales are lagging, per Rolling Stone. The fate of iTunes on Microsoft Windows remains unclear, notes Business Insider. (Read more Apple stories.)

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