MacOS 10.15 is official and if you’re yet to upgrade to that version, then you might be left out of the massive upgrade. but for those who already have the upgrade, there is one prominent question you might have which is basically “Where did the iTunes go?”
Well, there won’t be a direct answer to that question because iTunes is like long gone meanwhile whatever makes it iTunes is still in there within your computer’s operating system because it’s sort of rebranded and called something entirely different. So what you’ll get now are: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.
Apple had decided to run a host of paid-services throughout it’s “Ecosystem” which users can subscribe to for as low as $5/M even get it for free for the first year if you purchase any new iPhone 11 in 2019.
And speaking of the new services: Apple Music, Podcast and TV, these same services are available to iPad and iPhone users the exact way which is a move by Apple to integrate it’s devices into the ecosystem to make it more stronger so that users can have an harmonious usage of it’s entire product/service experience no matter the kind of device they are use (Desktop, Tablet or Mobile) but let’s explain the three new services a little bit shall we…
Apple Music is the same music library where you can listen, organize and purchase songs. That means you have access to a host of musics from different musicians and companies around the network.
Apple Podcasts is where you will listen to podcasts. You can find and then subscribe to new podcasts there, and with 700,000 podcasts in its catalog we’re sure you’ll find plenty.
Apple TV is where TV shows and movies live. It’s also where you’ll find Apple TV+ when it goes live next month, you’ll have access to tons of Movies and Shows with Apple even investing millions in companies to bring their shows exclusively to the Apple TV+.
So what might be of concern to you might be “How then do I sync my device for easy backup/restore” Apple did make that possible using the MacOS Finder instead and there is a way to use it to BackUp/Restore your device with ease and this could in the nearest future affect the usage of iTunes on Windows Machine.
You shouldn’t forget that Apple consistently make it difficult for it’s customers to take it’s products out for repairing or modification in whatever form.
For example, a shattered glass of the iPhone X Series costs about $599 (iPhone 11 Series costs $699) to change by Apple itself because it’s well glued up and would be super difficult for smartphone repairers to fix this meaning if you pick up an Apple product, you’re then closed in within the ecosystem.
It’s nice for the business but could be bad for some customers especially considering how expensive Apple products and services are.
But still iTunes’ death might not be something new or uncalled for as many have been waiting for it long enough. So eventually, a modernized version of the iTunes is what you get when you upgrade your MacOS to the latest MacOS Catalina.