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Apple Is Finally Killing iTunes After 18 Years

The tech giant will replace its well-known media storefront and library with three distinct applications for music, podcasts, and television that will work on desktop and mobile. At Apple's 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose today, the company officially confirmed the news that started circulating a few days ago, that the iTunes app is being discontinued in favor of replacement options.

So Apple Music will takeover music purchases (as well as streaming), TV will takeover the iTunes Video and TV purchasing, and obviously Podcasts is where you get your podcasts. So going forward, without iTunes Mac users can still be able to manage their devices and music from the Music app.

A preview of Catalina is now available to Apple Developer Program members, while a public beta is coming later this month.

On Macs, Apple's new OS will allow users to update their phones without having to launch a separate app. The tech giant is instead planning to introduce a trio of standalone apps for Music, Podcasts and TV to replace the nearly 2 decades old iTunes app.

Hold off on the iTunes epitaphs: Apple's iTunes Store is remaining in place, and the iTunes software for Windows will live on.

The next update to the iOS operating system that runs on different iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is already in development at Apple's headquarters in California.

Apple Watch is also getting some other new features, like an app store of its own.

As streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music compete for customers, pay-per-song platforms, like iTunes seem to be falling by the wayside.

Right now, Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference is underway with all of Apple's new innovations in software being brought to the light.

Software updates for iPhone and iPad will include a dark mode for viewing in low light and updates on pre-existing built-in apps like Reminders, augmented reality and health-tracking features including a hearing measurement tool.