Apple Is Reportedly Scrapping iTunes After 18 Years

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RIP personalised ringtones. 

The days of making our own ringtones and Googling album artworks could be behind us forever, as new reports suggest Apple is scrapping iTunes for good. 

The software has been a part of our lives for 18 wonderful years and has seen us through iPod minis, iPod touches and our very first iPhone. 

Since its launch in 2001, iTunes has been the primary means for Apple users to manage their devices, listen to music, watch TV shows, and create playlists. 

But with new technology comes new responsibility (that’s the saying, isn’t it?) so Apple is reportedly planning to phase out iTunes to make room for a suite of other apps.

Reports via Bloomberg suggest, Apple will be using its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday to announce the decision. 

“Without iTunes, customers [will be able to] manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app,” Bloomberg reports. 

At this stage the change remains unconfirmed as Apple has not commented not the rumours. 

We don’t know for certain that iTunes is getting dragged to the trash, but the timing feels rights. 

18 years and countless Google searches later, we’re ready for the next big thing Apple has to offer. Even if it means we’ll have to say goodbye to our OG Avril Lavigne playlist. 

Images: Getty. 




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Written By Krisinda Merhi