Bump for iPhone loses iTunes music sharing

The application previously allowed users to share their iTunes audio files by simply bumping two handsets together. That's no longer the case.

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Bump, the application that lets users share everything from contacts to photos and files, no longer supports iTunes music transfers.

The company announced the feature loss yesterday in its App Store update, saying, "we're sorry, but we are no longer permitted access to iTunes audio files on the device." Bump didn't say why it was forced to remove the feature, but it's likely that Apple took issue with its functionality.

Previously, users were able to share iTunes tracks with other Bump users. The audio files could also be shared on computers.

It appears that the iTunes sharing feature was taken out in the latest update. So, those who don't update still might be able to share iTunes tracks with others.

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