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Apple reportedly getting rid of iTunes

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 15:41:04-04

(KABC) — Apple is reportedly planning to get rid of iTunes.

According to Bloomberg, the company is expected to announce the news at its annual developer conference in San Jose on Monday.

iTunes has been the way that users listen to music and podcasts and watch movies and TV shows for nearly 20 years.

Apple will reportedly use three apps in its place - Music, TV and Podcasts.

Users will be able to manage their devices through the Music app.

As streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music compete for customers, pay-per-song platforms, like iTunes, have decreased in popularity. Apple Music subscriptions let customers listen to songs that they previously bought and downloaded from iTunes.

It is unclear what will happen to individual songs bought on iTunes if the service disappears.