Apple Is Finally Phasing Out iTunes: Report

Apple Is Finally Phasing Out iTunes: Report
Nearly two decades removed from launching the program, Apple is reportedly set to pull the plug on iTunes.

Bloomberg reports that Apple will divide the program's music, video and podcast capabilities into a trio of new standalone apps, dubbed Music, TV and Podcasts. The news aligns with an original report from April published by 9to5Mac.

Bloomberg adds that the official announcement will be made at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference event (WWDC), which begins next Monday (June 3).

UPDATE (6/3, 4 p.m. EDT): Apple has now confirmed it's indeed phasing out iTunes. You can learn more details here.

9to5Mac also published developer screenshots of the forthcoming Music and TV apps earlier this week. The site notes that the Music app will retain the ability to sync devices such as iPods and iPhones.

The screenshots reveal no drastic changes to the Music app's user interface when compared with iTunes, save for the search bar being moved to the left side of the program window. You can see the screenshots from 9to5Mac over here.