Apple iPrunes iTunes: Moldering platform's death expected to be announced at WWDC

Jun 04, 2019, 00:48
Apple iPrunes iTunes: Moldering platform's death expected to be announced at WWDC

As per a report by Bloomberg, Apple will announce the end of iTunes, which lasted for 18 years at the WWDC keynote event that's scheduled for Monday, June 3.

ITunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for nearly two decades. This will match the format already used on iPhones and iPads.

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Other exciting announcements expected an increasing autonomy of the Apple Watch, which now depends on iPhones to work, revamps to the Health and Reminders apps and a unified app strategy across devices. At the event, the company is expected to showcase a number of its software products including new versions of its iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS operating systems.

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The service, which was first launched in the early 2000s, will be swallowed into the "music" app that has been housing it for the past few years.

Apple is also expected to overhaul a range of apps and to bring out new augmented reality features in ARKit.

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Lots of changes are coming to the Apple ecosystem in the coming years, some sooner than others. However, Apple purportedly pulled a dramatic iOS redesign that reimagined the homescreen, which is now a simple grid of icons that represent each app installed on the device, ahead of WWDC 2018 to focus on stability improvements instead. Without a doubt, iOS 13 will be the star of the show, Apple's most popular OS ever.