“Apple appears to be removing many of the popular music downloading apps from the iOS App Store, including those that allowed users to obtain files from third-party file sharing sites,” Richard Padilla reports for MacRumors. “The move is likely in an attempt to push the iTunes Store and iTunes Radio, as well as to clean up the App Store ahead of an overhaul in iOS 8.”
“A search for the term ‘music download’ in the App Store displays a message inviting users to try out iTunes Radio,” Padilla reports. “Previously, the same search would show results for a number of apps that could download music and audio files from websites such as Soundcloud and YouTube, with many appearing on the App Store’s ‘Top Charts’ section.”
Padilla reports, “Some developers have also noted that Apple has asked them to remove audio downloading functionalities from their app, perhaps to prevent potential piracy.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]