Apple Set To Usher In New Era Of Tech, And It Starts With The End Of iTunes

Apple are looking to the future, and it starts by leaving the past

According to Bloomberg, Apple is all set to announce the end of its popular iTunes app at its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. For those of you born in the 90s like myself, the news is sure to be a bitter pill to swallow.

When iTunes was launched all the way back in 2001, it triggered a music revolution in terms of both ownership and consumption. It was basically as hot as Spotify is right now but as the advent of modern-day music streaming services came about, iTunes very abruptly lost its relevance. Bloomberg states that Apple will split iTunes into three different apps— Music, TV, and Podcasts. This is in line with the separate music, TV, and podcast apps already available on iPhones and iPads.

Goodbye sweet prince, you will be missed.

Now that that’s out of the way, Apple are set to announce a slew of other changes as well, as the company looks to replace the iPhone as the central cog in its product line. Apple CEO Tim Cook will make a keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, to unveil updates of Apple’s operating systems and a new approach to apps.

Here are some of the highlights of what will apparently be announced at the conference.

As Apple look to move away from their reliance on the iPhone’s popularity, the company will focus on minimizing the dependence of their Apple Watch on the iPhone by adding an on-board App Store, new apps like a calculator and voice recorder, and new messaging features. Couple this with the cellular connectivity function they added two years ago and it really looks like they’re landscaping the Apple Watch to stand on its own two feet.

Besides that, Apple’s future portfolio of products could very well be without a laptop as the company looks set to bridge the gap between their famous tablet and laptops by working on the iPads software in order to help it satisfy more of your computing needs. Not too sure how people will feel about this but I suppose laptops are a dated design.

Thats not all! Tired of having to download an iPad version of your favourite iOS app? It’s looking increasingly likely that that’s going to be a thing of the past. It looks like the company will provide app developers with new tools to build iOS apps for Mac laptops and desktop computers, essentially unifying Apple’s app ecosystem.

While some may not necessarily like change, it is vital to staying relevant in this day and age. Let’s be honest, it’s been a while since Apple have announced anything revolutionary, so perhaps a change is exactly what they need. It’s long overdue anyway.

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