Reports are rolling in from the reputed Media houses about Apple’s Latest decision, that’ll mark the end of an era for one of the Apple services. According to the reports, Apple is planning to shut down Apple iTunes Stores permanently soon. The decision is expected to be announced in the Worldwide Developer Conference, which is scheduled this Monday. The iTunes Store was first launched in 2003 and became the most popular online music store for Apple users. After being the primary marketplace for the Apple ecosystem devices users, the store will go offline sometime soon.
On Monday, Apple executives will speak in the WWDC, the annual conference where Apple provides insights about company ambitions, new product launches, and the critical decisions. The decision of shutting down the iTunes store and announcing dividing the platform in TV, Music and Podcasts apps will be announced as per the reports from popular media portals that are tracking the event. Nobody knows if the announcements are true or not, but if they became true, then the users will have to say goodbye to the store after 16 years since after its inception.
iTunes stores launched in 2003 when Apple CEO Steve Jobs wanted to provide legitimate music download platform for the Apple users. Later, the service was expanded with the additions of Movies and Podcasts sections. Apple iTunes was the first dominator in the online music distribution industry with no existence of Spotify or any other service and allowed to work as the music app for the songs that are downloaded from other sources. But Apple Released Apple Music service, Apple Movies, and Podcasts service separately, deeming the use of iTunes store to a minimum. Also, the rise of Spotify and other music streaming services competing with Apple Music made it clear that the days of iTunes store are numbered. Apple is expected to confirm this rumor at WWDC 2019 this Monday.