Apple, an American multinational technology company, is reportedly set to split its iTunes streaming service into three apps.
The move follows Apple’s decision to rebrand itself as not just an iPhone-powered hardware company but as an entertainment service that supersedes iTunes and spans TV, music, and podcasts.
Apple was thought to be rendering the application defunct after its Facebook and Instagram page was wiped of all its content, which was escalated after reports about the company shutting down.
“Apple is finally ready to move into a new era. The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac – Music, TV, and Podcasts – to replace iTunes. Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app,” Bloomberg had reported.
iTunes app for Mac is most likely going to be replaced by distinct Music; TV; and Podcasts apps, it is expected that the re-branding of iTunes should have little or nothing to do with and pre-downloaded contents and existing libraries.
There are reports that the next major version of macOS may still include the iTunes app, albeit, as an obsolete and old-fashioned media system.
Apple is yet to come up with a system for manually syncing old iPods and iPhones with the Mac, hence, it’s also expected that the app would be kept around for a little longer just as Apple did with the iPhoto app.
Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, is expected to share details of the change in his keynote address to be delivered at the company’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference.
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