LONDON - JUNE 15: Steve Jobs, Chief Executive Officer of Apple computers, stands by a projection of the iTunes website as he launches iTunes Music Store in the territories of Great Britain, Germany and France, on June 15, 2004 in London. The iTunes store allows users to buy and download albums or individual songs from a library of 700,000 songs. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

iTunes, Apple’s primary software for consuming music and other media for nearly two decades, will officially be discontinued.

Per Bloomberg, iTunes will be replaced by three different apps for Mac products that will each specialize in music, TV and podcasting content. Also, content previously purchased through iTunes will now be managed through its new corresponding app.

This news is just one of many updates released ahead of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. that is taking place on June 3. More details will likely be unveiled at that time.

In the meantime, pour one out for iTunes tonight. It was quite a revolutionary ride that helped build the digital era of music that exists today.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights