SAN JOSE, Ca. – Apple drastically changed the music industry with iTunes; now it’s doing it again by getting rid of the service.
Apple says it is phasing out the well-known app in favor of three desktops apps, Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts.
The announcement came Monday at the company’s worldwide developer conference in San Jose, California.
iTunes launched in 2001. Two-years later, its music store launched and it was very popular. Now Apple is leaning more towards its Apple Music subscription service.
Apple says with its newest update, users will still have access features usually found in i-Tunes on other apps. For instance, Apple users will have a tool on Mac computers to sync devices.