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Apple ditches iTunes, splits media offerings across three apps

Apple is to discontinue iTunes with the latest version of macOS, the company has confirmed.

Speaking at its WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco, Apple confirmed rumours that it is breaking iTunes into three separate macOS apps to better reflect what it believes to be its core media services: Music, TV and Podcasts.

The update will come with macOS Catalina, also announced during the keynote.

The new apps are designed to give users a more focused and direct way of view and interact with each form of media.

The TV app in particular will include access to the upcoming Apple TV+, revealed earlier in 2019. It will also provide access to other providers available through the service, including Showtime and HBO.

TV for macOS will support 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos Audio.

Syncing with iOS devices will now take place in the macOS Finder.