Apple Says 'Goodbye' to iTunes
Apple is saying goodbye to iTunes: once the company's revolutionary music program.
iTunes software made buying songs for 99 cents easy and available to everyone on the internet.
These days many people no longer use iTunes. On the iPhone, what iTunes does has been divided into separate apps for music, video and books. Apple replaced iTunes in the new operating system for its Mac computers called Catalina that was released Monday.
Having separate apps for music, video and other services lets Apple better control the kinds of media that it wants to sell. For example, it will permit Apple to push its TV streaming service and music services. Company officials hope this will help ease the effect of slowing sales for the iPhone.
Years ago, iTunes was a way to get music onto Apple's main product, the iPod music player. Users connected the iPod to a computer, and downloaded songs simply and easily.
"I would just kind of mock my friends who were into anything other than iPods," said Jacob Titus. He is a 26-year-old designer in South Bend, Indiana.
Apple began its iTunes Music Store in 2003, two years after releasing the iPod. It had simple pricing: 99 cents for a single song or $9.99 got a whole album of music. Because the price was so low, many buyers preferred legally using iTunes to getting illegal internet downloads.
But over time, iTunes expanded to include podcasts, e-books, audiobooks, movies and TV shows. As the software grew to support additional abilities, it lost its beloved simplicity.
Then, wireless downloads made it unnecessary to physically connect iPhones to a computer to get music and other media.
"At the time it seemed great," Titus said. "But it kind of stayed that same speed forever."
The way people listen to music also has changed. The RIAA, a U.S. music industry group, says it now gets 80 percent of its money from subscriptions and streaming services.
"The move away from iTunes really does (show) the general industry move away from sales" and toward subscriptions, said Randy Nelson of company Sensor Tower.
The Mac's new Music app uses the old iTunes icon. It includes songs already bought from the iTunes store as well as Apple's free online radio stations. It is also the home for Apple's monthly music subscription service.
Apple Music subscribers will no longer see the iTunes music store on their computers, unless they restore it. Non-subscribers will see the store as a tab, along with ways to subscribe to Apple Music. On iPhones, iTunes Store remains its own app for buying music and video.
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如今很多人都不再使用iTunes 。在iPhone手机上，iTunes的功能被拆分为音乐、视频和图书三个独立应用程序 。苹果周一在新发布的Catalina电脑操作系统中替换了iTunes 。
音乐、视频等服务的独立应用程序让苹果公司可以更好地控制要销售的媒体类型 。例如，它将会允许苹果公司推销其电视流媒体服务和音乐服务 。公司官员希望这将会有助于缓解iPhone手机销售放缓的影响 。
多年前，iTunes是将音乐添加到苹果主要产品iPod音乐播放器中的一种途径 。用户将iPod连接到电脑，然后可以轻松地下载歌曲 。
雅各布·提图斯表示：“我会嘲笑我的一些朋友，他们除了iPod音乐播放器什么都喜欢 。”26岁的他是印第安纳州南本德市的设计师 。
2003年，苹果在iPod发布两年后开设了iTunes音乐商店 。它的定价很简单：单曲99美分或9.99美元购买整张专辑 。由于价格如此便宜，很多用户都愿意合法使用iTunes，而不是非法下载 。
但是随着时间的推移，iTunes扩展到包含播客、电子书、有声读物、电影和电视节目 。随着该软件逐渐支持其它功能，它失去了受人追捧的简约性 。
人们听音乐的方式也发生了变化 。美国唱片协会这一音乐行业组织表示，该协会80%的收入来自于订阅和流媒体服务 。
苹果电脑新的音乐应用程序使用了之前的iTunes图标 。它包含了已经从iTunes商店购买的歌曲以及苹果公司免费的在线电台 。它还包括苹果公司月度音乐订阅服务 。
苹果音乐订阅用户将无法在电脑端查看iTunes音乐存储，除非他们将其还原 。非订阅用户将把商店视为标签，以及苹果音乐的订阅方式 。iPhone上的iTunes商店仍然保留购买音乐和视频的应用程序 。