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Apple is splitting iTunes into separate apps

Apple is splitting iTunes into separate apps

The changes make flawless sense in light of the evolutions of various Apple services. iTunes is just too crowded to handle everything, especially with the imminent arrival of the Apple TV+ streaming service.

It was the "wild west" years of the Internet, months before the first iPod was even launched, and file-sharing apps for Windows were so full of bugs and malware that Steve Jobs himself one said giving Windows users access to iTunes, with its straightforward interface and clean look, was like "giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell".

Apple says iOS 13 is focused on performance - apps will download faster and load quicker.

For now, the answer seems to be relax: your songs are safe.

While Windows will retain iTunes in its current reviled configuration, on Mac it will dissolve and reform into three new apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. (The new MacOS, Catalina, will be available this fall as a free software update).

Apple has just announced its all-new iOS 13 operating system which will bring a swathe of new features to the popular iPhone. So that's what killing iTunes on the Mac means... but if you're a Windows PC, you should know nothing changes and iTunes will still be alive and well for years to come.




iOS 13 will also introduce several new privacy measures, including a new "sign in with Apple" tool - which will allow users to sign in to websites and services using their Apple ID, rather than using a social media account and sharing personal information.

The Facebook-owned app has been rumoured to be developing this feature for a while with fans desperately waiting for news on an official release date.

According to Ars Technica Apple doesn't have any plans to drop iTunes for Windows, so if you've been using the crappy windows version you're going to be stuck with it for the foreseeable future.

What Apple hasn't clarified yet is whether your previously purchased iTunes movie and TV shows will be routed into the Apple TV app. Apple previewed a new CarPlay version of the iOS Calendar app, and Music has been redesigned to include album art. I hope that the rebranding amounts to a commitment on Apple's part to predictable annual updates rich in new features that let the iPad shine.

"We believe that developers who work hard to design, build, and sell their own apps and in-app digital products in app stores should not be harmed by unfair or anti-competitive behavior from big tech companies", the law firm said in a page dedicated to screening potential class action recruits.

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