Thursday, May 12, 2016

The End of iTunes

Apple is reportedly considering killing off iTunes music downloads entirely, with two different possible time-tables: one that would end song sales within two years, and another less-aggressive strategy that would see Apple ride out iTunes sales for the next three to four years.

It's not a question of if but when Apple will phase out its online music store in favor of Apple Music, Apple's year-old streaming music service, Paul Resnikoff for Digital Music News reports, citing sources with active business relationships with Apple.

One possibility is that Apple would phase out iTunes sales in streaming-friendly countries like the United States and UK first before phasing the online store out in "tier 2 and tier 3" countries later.

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