Apple’s mac-OS Catalina Update: iTunes is no Longer Available on Mac
December 15th, 2019
Apple’s mac-OS Catalina update has made iTunes officially dead for mac book users, according to a report by Hype Beast.
The iTunes app was once a revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and removed the danger of piracy. Now, after almost 16 years of services, it is no longer available after recent much-anticipated mac-OS 10.15 Catalina update. Adding to great entertainment on the Mac, Catalina features all-new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps.
A blog post by Apple, about recent update and iTunes, reads:
“Three all-new apps — Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV— replace iTunes and make it easy and fun to discover and enjoy music, TV shows, movies and podcasts on Mac.”
According to the company, these new music apps are fast and feature over 50 million songs, playlists, and videos. Although iTunes is dead, new music can still be purchased from the iTunes Store. Apple podcast indexes each episode and is offering 700,000 shows in its catalog. Apple TV app features more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows.
The tech giant launched the iTunes music store in 2003, two years after the release of the iPod. Removing all-in-one iTunes from its platform and developing three separate apps for music, videos, and other entertainment media could help the company to boost the slowing sale of iPhones.
In the early days, iTunes was simply a way to get music onto the iPad music player. With time, new entertainments such as podcasts, e-books, audiobooks, movies, and TV shows were added to it. With this expansion, iTunes lost its simplicity and ease which made it the best music app.
The Apple’s mac-OS Catalina update was announced at WWDC 2019 back in June. Until release, it was available in the beta version for testing. According to Apple, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system is now available as a free software update.
The most interesting feature of this update is Apple Arcade. With only $4.99 per month, subscribers of Apple Arcade enjoy unlimited access to games by some of the world’s most creative developers which can also be played on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.