ITunes is over: what this means for you

Friday, 07 Jun, 2019

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. In a press release Apple stated "macOS Catalina replaces iTunes with three all-new apps that greatly simplify and improve the way Mac users discover and enjoy their favorite music, TV shows, movies and podcasts".

Other added features include the new Calculator app and the Voice Memos app that were only previously available to iPhones and iPads.

Any podcasts that you have subscribed to via iTunes will now appear in the new Podcasts app, and audiobooks will be imported into the Apple Books app.

The new policy changes will significantly impact operators who offer real money games via the Apple App store. And you'll still be able to buy music on the Mac, iOS, PC and Apple TV through the iTunes Store. "Users will appreciate how they can expand their workspace with Sidecar, enabling new ways of interacting with Mac apps using iPad and Apple Pencil".

iTunes will be phased out with the release of Catalina, the latest version of MacOS. Instead, those files will just be migrated into the new Apple Music app. While Apple highlighted some of the major new additions to iOS 13, not all of them could be announced at the keynote for obvious reasons. Apple TV. Podcasts subscribed to?

As such, with iOS 13 and the newfangled iPadOS, Apple iThing users will be able to order Siri to play musing from sources that aren't tied to Apple Music.

Speaking of his discovery, Steve said: "I'm thinking Tag1,1 is definitely the rumored BT Tile like "ITEM" that you can put on your keys and the Find My app will locate it".

The support page doesn't answer every question, like what happens to your non-iTunes purchased video files, which you may have ripped from a DVD. Apple apparently doesn't want everyone and their dog downloading OTA profiles and slapping a buggy beta that coughs up camera and FaceTime issues, and rightfully so.