Apple is shutting down iTunes-here's what will happen to your music

Joshua Bennett
June 7, 2019

Apple's vice president of Health Sumbul Desai speaks during the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California on June 3, 2019.

However, there are a number of Mac users out there who are still using Dashboard, perhaps with some niche widgets that they found very handy, and those offerings aren't necessarily going to be present via the Notification Center. Apple then takes a cut of any sales.

As developer Steve Troughton-Smith mentioned in one of his recent tweets, Apple is also bringing native apps of some of the popular widgets to fill the gap left by the departure of the Dashboard. This drops to 15% after the first year.

Some changes are still unclear but it seems likely that audiobooks will be moved to the Books app, as they have been on iOS, and that some management of iOS apps will be handled in the Mac App Store app. The lawsuit seeks to force Apple to end its monopoly and allow competition in the distribution of iOS apps. The company is creating a "sign in with Apple" button which is similar to what Google and Facebook offer. You'll find it in the sidebar on the Apple Music app. At the time, the company paid United States dollars 560 million to settle the suit, made on behalf of e-book purchasers forced to pay artificially high prices due to price fixing between Apple and the publishing companies.

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Privacy. Location apps are now limited to getting your location only once.

While some might feel some brand loyalty for iTunes, or a sense of nostalgia when recalling the days when the iTunes store was an incredible new way to instantly purchase music online, most people don't really care what you call the program where they watch and listen to stuff. Essentially, all your tracks stored in the iTunes library should automatically port over to the new Apple Music app, which will arrive with macOS Catalina when it rolls out in the fall.

One app blocked (for new downloads) previous year is Freedom, which this writer uses daily to limit social media use.

Additionally, the iOS 13 will also feature a refreshed Reminders interface with a quick toolbar, as well as a new Notes app that will have a new Gallery View with shared folders and new search tools and checklist options. Videos and live photos will autoplay on the Photos app's new library.

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