WWDC 2019: Apple Bids Farewell To iTunes

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With iTunes reportedly gone, users will be able to manage their connected devices via the Music app.

"With macOS Catalina, we're bringing fresh new apps to the Mac, starting with new standalone versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app", Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, said in a press release.

Apple is taking heed of iPad Pro user feedback, that the software capabilities are still lagging behind a PC and plans to make the iPad even more powerful.

A more independent Apple Watch is also expected.

After 18 years of being Apple's home for music, movies and more, iTunes has reached the end of the line.

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Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference 2019 has officially begun as the opening day keynote address gets underway.

If you really want to try out the macOS 10.15 Catalina Developer Preview, and you're not now enrolled in Apple's Developer Program, then go to the Apple Developer Program enrollment webpage, which will show you everything you need to sign up. While there are few details about what Apple's new content distribution system will look like or how it will work it has been speculated that it would be centred around their exiting streaming service Apple Music.

According to a report by Bloomberg, the tech company will announce that three separate apps for music, TV and podcasts will supersede iTunes, as Apple seeks to reposition itself as an entertainment service rather than a hardware company powered by products such as the iPhone.

Instead the iTunes Instagram page redirects followers to the official Apple TV account. However, we also expect the Apple Watch and watchOS to be a major highlight this year. Oprah, Jason Momoa, Big Bird, Steven Spielberg and a host of other stars have also lent themselves to original Apple shows. Apple confirmed that the new Apple Watch update will arrive later this year, but they didn't confirm a specific date. Currently, developers have to put valuable resources into developing their successful applications for the Mac, which has a much smaller install base than iOS.