Apple Really is Killing Off iTunes

By Tom Pritchard on at

So the rumours were true, iTunes is dying. It's being split into three apps instead of sticking around as some crappy barely-competent-at-anything software nobody likes. Thank fucking god.

Instead it's being split into three apps, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. It's all pretty self explanatory really, since Apple is taking the key features that iTunes was used for and spinning them into existing apps. Only Apple Podcasts is really new, to be honest.

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. Obviously the App Store was pulled from iTunes a few years back, and the syncing that people may or may not do with their desktop is being rolled into macOS as a standalone feature.

No word on how that last one will work for Windows. Maybe Apple should just stop with the whole syncing thing, and just let people drag and drop files onto their phone. You know like every other system does.

But we'll have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, so long iTunes. You won't be missed.