Apple has officially announced that it will be replacing the popular media application with 3 different media Apps – Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app. These Apps will come with the new version of Apple’s PC Software Mac OS called ‘Catalina’ alongside the next version of iOS and the new iPhone.
Although, iTunes has been available on Mac since 2001, Apple decided that it was finally time to do away with the music software and this is because the app constantly crashed and had become very confusing to use. Apple however clarified that through the new Music app, which is the main iTunes replacement, users will still continue to “have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD.”
iTunes was used to sync iPhones, iPods, and iPads, but with the split, there would be no longer a prompt to sync your devices, instead, syncing will be handled by the Mac’s Finder app which will be located in the sidebar.
As for the Apple TV and Podcast App, they would be your go to, for movies, TV and of course Podcast shows.
However, the iTunes brand isn’t going away: Apple said the iTunes Store app will remain the place for iOS users to purchase music, while the Windows version of the iTunes application is living on (for now).