There's recently been a lot of speculation on whether or not iTunes downloads will be shutting down with their newest update. So here it is! Right from Apple to your eyeballs......
Apple is not shutting down the iTunes store!
There will be 3 new focused apps that direct customers to the sections of the store that are better suited for what you are looking for. Here are those apps and what will be available there:
1.) Apple Music:
- Any purchased music from the iTunes store will now be in the Apple Music App
- Any playlists created will be ported over to the Apple Music App
- Credits & Gift cards will all still be usable in this app
- You will be able to access the iTunes download store for music in this app
2.) Apple TV:
- All purchases / rented content from the iTunes store will now be available in this app
3.) Apple Podcasts:
- All your podcasts!!
4.) Apple Books:
- All ebook purchases will be in this app as well as audiobooks
- Future audiobooks will need to be purchased on Apple Books for Mac
The regular iTunes download store will still be available for non-mobile Mac devices, PC iOS and Apple TV.