Apple gets rid of iTunes

(VOVWORLD) - Apple has confirmed the end of an era— no more iTunes. 

The music store which has been available for years on iPods and iPhones has been overshadowed by streaming services, like the company's own Apple Music, and it will soon be phased out, Apple announced at its Worldwide Developers Conferences (WWDC) on Monday.

The new MacOS Catalina will have an iTunes replacement simply called Music, CNET reports. A new Podcast and Apple TV app with updated features will also be rolled out.

This change had been the subject of speculation in the days leading up to the WWDC, with Bloomberg reporting that iTunes was expected to be replaced by separate apps for music, TV and podcasts. The change was officially announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook and other company executives at the conference keynote in San Jose, California.