Apple plans to get rid of iTunes and replace it with 3 other apps
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Apple has announced plans to kill off the iTunes app during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference while simultaneously stating that the company will launch a series of apps to replace it.
Apple had removed content from its iTunes facebook and instagram pages just before the company made the big announcement.
According to Business Insider, starting this fall, iTunes will basically be split into three different apps: Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts.
Apple said the company will start offering the new apps in the next software update called macOS Catalina.
All previously downloaded or purchased music will be transferred onto the music app.
The tech giant will still offer an iTunes Music Store for those looking to purchase songs.
Apple says its new TV app will provide more than 100,000 shows and movies that users can either purchase or rent.
Apple's TV app will also consist of its very own streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which is set to be unveiled this fall.
As for its new standalone Podcast app, users will be able to choose from more than 700,000 shows without having to visit the Podcasts section of iTunes on the Mac.