Way back in 2001, before the Apple Watch and iPad and iPhone, it was the iPod that truly marked Apple’s rebirth. Free from the baggage of the floundering Mac platform, the stylish and convenient music player brought a level a mainstream awareness and coolness Apple never had but certainly does now. And key to the success of the iPhone was iTunes, an online music store way easier than buying CDs but way less illegal than Napster. But while the legacy of iTunes will always loom large, it’s actual days may be numbered. Multiple sites are now reporting that according Apple industry insiders, iTunes will shut down at the end of this fiscal year on March 31, 2019. Now don’t freak out just yet. One piece of this rumor that remains constant is that existing users won’t lose anything. You can keep listening to all the music you’ve already purchased on whatever devices (even a HomePod) you’ve already purchased. You can keep watching videos. And you can … [Read more...] about Is Apple Shutting Down iTunes Next Year?
Jasper HamillThursday 12 Apr 2018 5:27 pm Share this article with Facebook Share this article with Twitter Share this article with Google Plus Share this article through email Share this article with Whatsapp Share this article through Apple has spoken out to deny rumours that it is planning to stop selling music downloads through iTunes. In a rare on-the-record statement, the tech giant addressed claims that it will shut iTunes in a bid to push people into signing up for an Apple Music subscription. An Apple spokesman said: ‘It’s not true.’ One dead after plane engine exploded and 'sucked woman through window'Earlier this year, we exclusively revealed Apple’s plans to stop selling album bundles called iTunes LPs – a move which industry sources and analysts hailed as evidence that iTunes’ days were numbered. But today, Digital Music News said it would be shut down on March 31, 2019. However, our own Apple sources hotly denied this … [Read more...] about Apple reveals the truth behind claims it’s planning to kill iTunes music downloads
It seems a technological era is coming to an end. Apple is phasing-out its iTunes store for music downloads and will replace it with an online-streaming app, sources within the company told Digital Music News. The iTunes store would close down in mid-2019 if the change indeed goes ahead. While rumors of the change have hovered around iTunes since 2016, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine himself pointed to the shutdown of the store when “people stop buying,” increasing suspicion of earlier claims by sources within the company foreseeing a 2019 shutdown. However, one source told Digital Music News that the shutdown is coming faster and more aggressively than they expected, due to the sharp decline in downloading in favor of online streaming. However, Apple’s official stance is that no such phase-out is happening, reported Digital Music News, contradicting sources from within that say not only is the plan taking place, but is “on schedule” or even … [Read more...] about Apple is allegedly shutting down its iTunes application
British singer and former member of One Direction Zayn Malik thanked Egyptian fans for helping making his song ‘Let me’ top on iTunes charts. Only one week after the release of the song, it reached more than 24 million hits, with statistics showing that the main listeners were from the Middle East, especially Egypt who made Zain’s song rank number one. Zayn posted on his official Facebook page saying “thank you Egypt, we got Let me to number 1 on iTunes”. Related Stories Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28 His post received many comments from Egyptian fans who asked him to come to Egypt. “Egypt is a good country and the people here are kind, we’ve been waiting for so long to see you please put us in the tour we deserve it,” one of the fans said. Recommendations Breaking: Egypt’s army kills head of Sinai Province in central Sinai operation 3 days ago … [Read more...] about Zayn Malik thanks Egyptians for ranking his song first on iTunes
While the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale is set to make its way to Bell Media’s CraveTV streaming service on April 30th, Apple has revealed that an iTunes pass for season 2 of the critically acclaimed TV show is now available. The first two episodes are set to hit the tech giant’s video content marketplace on April 30th. Apple says that when new episodes are available, emails will be sent out to subscribers. The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning dystopian drama season focuses on Offred’s pregnancy and her fight to be free of the horrors of Gilead. Apple also offered a season pass subscription for the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale. The Handmaid’s Tale iTunes season 2 pass is priced at $39.99. … [Read more...] about The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 iTunes pass is now available in Canada
While iTunes for Windows 10 was announced sometime ago, the app is now finally available in the Microsoft Store. Many Windows 10 users may not care about the appearance of iTunes in the Microsoft Store, as there are other ways of downloading the content distribution marketplace. For those running Windows 10 S, however, this is a helpful addition. With Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s operating system designed for schools and education, users can only download apps from the Microsoft Store, which means iTunes hasn’t been an option to them. Even when Windows turns 10 S into S Mode for some, the ability to download the app store will still no doubt be greatly appreciated by those who might not be able to disable the mode free of charge. If you’re an iTunes user with a Windows laptop, now you can head to the Microsoft Store now and grab the iTunes desktop app. But note that after you’ve installed the desktop app it will remove any previously installed versions of … [Read more...] about iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store