More proof has emerged to counsel that Apple is starting to transfer away from its iTunes model after over 18 years of use.
As noted on Reddit, Apple has abruptly eliminated all social media content material from its iTunes page on Facebook, together with posts, images, and movies. This seems to have occurred inside the previous 24 hours, as a cached model of the iTunes web page on Facebook nonetheless had content material accessible as of May 31.
As far as we will inform, it seems to be like Apple has migrated its iTunes web page to its Apple TV page on Facebook, together with not solely all of the content material however practically 30 million likes and its authentic April 29, 2009 creation date.
Apple has additionally eliminated all images and movies from its iTunes profile on Instagram, which factors customers in direction of the newer Apple TV page on Instagram, however its Twitter counterpart nonetheless has content material for now.
The clean pages doubtless foreshadow greater strikes to come, as Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and 9to5Mac‘s Guilherme Rambo have each reported that iTunes will be replaced by standalone Music, TV, and Podcasts apps within the subsequent main model of macOS, which Apple is predicted to unveil at WWDC 2019 on Monday.
Notably, whereas the general iTunes app as we all know it’s anticipated to be discontinued, the stories didn’t counsel that the iTunes storefront for buying music, films, and TV exhibits goes away any time quickly.
As famous by the Iconfactory‘s Craig Hockenberry, some itunes.apple.com hyperlinks for songs and artists now redirect to music.apple.com, serving as yet one more instance of Apple transferring away from its iTunes model.