Apple will finally kill off iTunes in MacOS Catalina
Apple Music is replacing its iconic iTunes for Mac with separate Music, Podcasts and TV apps.
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Apple Music is officially replacing iTunes after 18 years as part of an app suite for the latest MacOS, which was announced at
2019 in California. The update is part of MacOS Catalina (coming in fall 2019), which also includes Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app.
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The news comes as software and services take on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren't soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other key area focuses over the past couple of years.
Expectations of the demise of iTunes swirled late last week Bloomberg reported the software would be replaced by a trio of new apps for the Mac. 9to5Mac shared leaked screenshots of what those apps might look like.