So many publications have been publishing articles about how “iTunes is dead,” but it doesn’t look very dead to me. Apple announced, at this week’s Worldwide Developer Conference, that iTunes (on the Mac) would be split into three apps: Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. As such, iTunes itself isn’t really dead, but just split into a few separate parts.
Apple has published a document outlining the changes, and, well, it doesn’t look very dead to me… In essence, nothing much has changed.
For years, people have been kvetching about iTunes, and all it took was for Apple to move a couple of media kinds to different apps, and to change the name of the music player, and everyone’s suddenly happy, but also dancing around the grave of an app that hasn’t really changed that much. You can still buy music from the iTunes Store, rip your CDs, sync your devices, make playlists, and so on.
MacDailyNews Take: iTunes is like a liver, cut in pieces, all still alive. (Plus, the thing is still completely intact in all of its bloated glory down in Windows hell).