If you have a Mac, you might have already seen a notification saying that it’s time to upgrade from Mojave to Catalina. This is the release (10.15) that finally kills iTunes dead. Good.
Once you run the update, you’ll notice that iTunes is completely absent. Instead, the program has been program up into three pieces: Apple TV, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Music, just like we have on iPhones and iPads.
About bloody time, too. Apple’s iTunes has long become bloated and slow as it’s been asked to do way too much. Now users can focus exclusively on music within the Apple Music app and things won’t be much different than they’ve always been–at least with the music bits.
No, you’re iTunes Music Store purchases will not go away. No, the iTunes Music Store is not being shut down. And no, it’s not going to scramble your library in any way (fingers crossed).
For more on the updates in Catalina, go here.