Will you miss iTunes?

Will you miss iTunes?
The other day, Apple released its new macOS Catalina edition with one iconic piece of software in it replaced by several different apps. Your tunes are now present in the Music app, your movies in the TV one, readings in Books, your shows in Podcasts... yes, we are talking about iTunes and its demise, circa 2019.

We say "iconic," as Apple's sync software has been with us for a while but for some it could be considered iconically bloated and ineffective jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none. Apple finally decided to put it out of its misery and has now relegated its functions to much more polished and visually appealing specialized apps.

ОK, iTunes may have been one of the clunkiest things Apple has ever produced and it definitely didn't age well, but for many it was an integral part of their iPhone experience, and something may have been lost in the translation to the new replacement apps. 

That is why we wanted to ask you if you will have a period of morning over the loss of iTunes, or you have already forgotten what it was like to access everything Apple in one crappy hub on your computer.

Will you miss iTunes?

Yes, I'm used to it
29.15%
Good riddance
70.85%

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19 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nope! Too clunky and definitely not a pleasure to use.

6. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I never used it.

9. DBozz

Posts: 68; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

:D Not a single time i even opened it. 200mb freedup!! :D

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3151; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yo MG, ain't seen you much lately.

18. AlienKiss

Posts: 203; Member since: May 21, 2019

iTunes is the main reason I went with Android :)) You can keep that restricted OS happlea!

2. Vancetastic

Posts: 1589; Member since: May 17, 2017

I'll miss it like I miss my ex-wife.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3151; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Must've been a red-head like my ex-wife.

15. Vancetastic

Posts: 1589; Member since: May 17, 2017

How did you know?

4. Valdomero

Posts: 698; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

@Daniel Petrov, It's mourning, not morning. I won't miss it, It was a mess and was only useful to backup the phone and sideload ringtones. I never used the other functions it offered.

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 615; Member since: May 02, 2016

how ever did the UX for that software should go to the jail !

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Not sure if I'll get a proper answer or not but, is iTunes only canned for Mac, or is it PC as well? And if it is canned for PC, how would one go about backing up and restoring iPhone devices via PC?

11. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I want more information on that as well. The don’t use iTunes on my pc - but I want to try the new separated apps. I back up phone to iCloud, and use file management apps for everything else.

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Good riddance. iTunes has been a bloated, slow, cumbersome and unintuitive piece of cr@p for years, it should have been put out to pasture years ago.

10. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

How the heck am I gonna sync my iPod nano with my computer now? I'm not gonna spend $199 right now just to buy an iPod with iOS in it so that I can spend another $10/month for Apple Music... cuz that is what it takes now to stay in Apple's universe! Or even to just play the music I already own... My iPod is only four years old. It sucks that Apple, who is famous for supporting things for a long time, is just gonna let it slip off of the face of the earth like this...

12. Nickybob

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 05, 2019

I won’t miss it. This new move actually makes sense to me. Another great move by Apple!

16. Alcyone

Posts: 488; Member since: May 10, 2018

One of the reasons i put my 5s in the trash can. Pos interface was useless and intrusive to my thousands of mp3s and flac files. Maybe one day I'll try an iphone again. But, then again, i just read of the screen issues. Lame.

17. gmp009

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I am just missing my UTorrent Client :( IDC abt the iTune for me Music app is doing the same thing.

19. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Considering I haven't used the app in over a decade, no.

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