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Apple is retiring it’s iTunes platform after 18 years

Apple Inc. is doing away with their beloved iTunes, first introduced 18 years ago, and breaking the platform down to its parts. iOS users will be able to purchase content through three separate platforms: Apple Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts on the new MacOS Catalina, as announced in a recent Apple keynote address on Monday, June 3.

Apple says iTunes users under Microsoft Windows will not see any changes, at least for now.

The move is significant because it essentially ends the download era of music. With music streaming now dominating 75% of the record industry’s revenue, a move like this from the world’s richest company certainly sets a precedent.

H/T: CNBC News