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Apple Explains Why It’s Shutting Down iTunes


Apple has made lots of exciting announcements during the recent WWDC conference but there were some sad ones as well. For example, Apple said that the upcoming macOS will end the highly popular iTunes and divide it into three apps: Music, Podcasts and TV. Obviously, this news came as a shock to most Apple fans and the Cupertino based tech giant has finally decided to explain how everything will work on its official website.

Apple Show What To Expect Now That iTunes is Gone

One of the things that Apple has been criticized the most about during this past couple of years is of not listening to the feedback its fans are sending. Luckily, the tech giant has started making changes and it has updated its official website with information about what to expect after iTunes goes away. With that said, let’s go over all the highlights from Apple’s new announcement.

  1. Music that you’ve imported or purchased will be in the new Apple Music app.
  2. Music playlists and smart playlists that you’ve created in iTunes will be in the new Apple Music app.
  3. The iTunes Store will still be available to buy music on Mac, iOS, PC, and Apple TV.
  4. iTunes Gift Cards and iTunes credits will be maintained and can be used with the new apps and the App Store.
  5. iPhone, iPad, and iPod backup, restore, and syncing will move to Finder.
  6. Movies and TV shows that you purchased or rented from iTunes will be in the new Apple TV app.
  7. Use the Apple TV app for Mac for future movie and TV purchases or rentals.
  8. Podcasts that you subscribed to or added to iTunes will now be in the new Apple Podcasts app.
  9. Audiobooks that you purchased from iTunes will now be in the updated Apple Books app.
  10. Use the Apple Books app for Mac for future audiobook purchases.


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