Apple is phasing out iTunes, its central storage system for music, videos and podcasts. For two decades, Apple users have used iTunes to listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices.
The company announced on Monday that it is replacing iTunes with three desktop apps—Music, TV and Podcasts—which already exist on iPhones and iPads. So, without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app.
They will be able to buy and stream TV and movies only on the dedicated TV app. And they can manage their devices for tasks such as software updates and backups directly in the Finder menu.