iTunes Shutting Down After 18 Years: 5 Things You Never Knew About iTunes!

Apple to Shut Down iTunes

The extremely popular music app of iOS users, iTunes, has been laid down to rest by Apple. After 16 long years of service since its launch in 2003, iTunes is on its way out now. The WWDC that will be conducted by the smartphone giant in June will be when the news will be announced officially.

Why is iTunes closing now, after being one of the top apps for iOS consumers in the market? How will this affect the present users of iTunes? Read on to know all about it!

iTunes to Close Down Soon

There was a time when music was not so easily available on the net so easily, which made people choose deceitful means of obtaining their favourite tunes.

It was back in 2003 when Steve Jobs unveiled the iTunes platform as an official medium of downloading music so that interested listeners could buy music rather than steal it. iTunes was “a middle way, a middle path out of this,” as per Jobs.

The app underwent a lot of changes and upgrades since then, adding novel features and removing those which were deemed of no use. But now, Apple has decided to pull the plug on the app itself.

The app had garnered bad press for being bloatware and consuming a lot more space than expected. So this decision is probably in the best interests of iPhone users.

Where Will Your Music Go?

For those wondering what will happen to the music that you have paid to download, stop worrying!

iTunes won’t be demolished completely but will be split up into three parts. Reportedly, there will be three individual apps: Music, TV, and Podcasts that will replace iTunes. The Music app will continue to offer the same services which iTunes offered.

The new apps by Apple will resume the functions that your iTunes did.

5 Things You Never Knew About iTunes!

To bid goodbye to the revolutionary app, we have hunted for trivia about iTunes. Here are 5 things you probably never knew about iTunes!

  • iTunes has not always been iTunes. Yes, the app was previously known as SoundJam MP and was developed by Casady and Greene in 1998. Apple acquired it in 2000 and the name was then changed to iTunes.
  • Apple announced iTunes on January 9, 2001, and the app was released in 2003, but it came to India as late as in 2015.
  • When it was launched, iTunes had more than 200,000 songs. iTunes sold more than one million songs in the first week and made Apple the largest online music company in the world.
  • The first song to be downloaded one million times on iTunes is “Hey Ya” by Andre 3000.
  • The first phone to get iTunes was not an iPhone but the Motorola ROKR, which was launched in 2005.

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