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Nearly two decades later, Apple is reportedly set to finally kill off their iTunes platform.
The report (via Bloomberg) noted the tech giant will replace the aged music client – news to be confirmed at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next week.
The iTunes client will be replaced by standalone music, podcast, and television apps. The move will further align their Macs and Macbooks alongside their iPhone and iPad offerings, which already offer separate music, podcast, and television apps.
Users will reportedly be able to get most of the same functionality in the new Music app as they would have in iTunes – the usual stuff like purchasing songs and syncing your phone’s library, only with a nicer interface that will thankfully drop the awful features of the older product.
In recent years Apple has been making strides to position themselves as more than just a hardware company – they made a big gamble with their Apple Arcade game subscription service, as well as their bevy of new original content for Apple TV.