Tech Life Hacks: Goodbye, iTunes, and thanks for blazing the trail

The Mac app kick-started the digital music revolution, helped make the iPod a success and paved the way for the iPhone

The writing has been on the wall for a while and it was finally confirmed during Apple's annual worldwide developer conference (WWDC) last week.

iTunes, the 18-year-old Mac app that started the digital music revolution, helped make the iPod a success and revived Apple's fortunes, will be officially retired in the next version of Apple's macOS 10.15 Catalina.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2019, with the headline 'Goodbye, iTunes, and thanks for blazing the trail'. Print Edition | Subscribe