Exit iTunes: The End of An Era
I'm saddened, annoyed, and depressed (well not quite depressed). It was announced Monday that Apple is discontinuing their iTunes platform due to decline in use of the program by music and media users who favor other multiple music and media streaming services and apps. Apple states the 18 year old platform is now becoming obsolete.
I don't know about you but I love, love, love iTunes. I love the fact that I can create and control my own playlists along with shuffling them up. I also still own three Ipod devices as I like having a separate device for my music rather than loading everything onto my phone. Now Apple says they are going to take iTunes' features and split them among three apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Hopefully, these apps can provide the type of user friendly functionality iTunes has.
The good news is representatives of Apple said Monday that if you’ve got content purchased through Apple, it’ll still be on record with them and should be accessible on compatible devices. Thank the lord I don't have to spend months rebuilding my library. We'll see how this plays out.
I have difficulty with change (I realize that) and I say it it ain't broke don't fix it. What do you think? Are you sad to see iTunes go or are you ready for the next new, biggest and better thing?