Apple Is Shutting Down iTunes


According to Bloomberg, nearly two decades after launching iTunes and ripping up the retail-store model of album purchases, Apple is ready to retire iconic product.

The official announcement is expected to be made at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

The “End of iTunes” was revealed by Bloomberg in an article previewing the Worldwide Developers Conference:

iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era. The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac – Music, TV, and Podcasts – to replace iTunes. That matches Apple’s media app strategy on iPhones and iPads. Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app.