and many wonder: what happens to all your music when iTunes starts? Do not worry ̵
Apple's transition strategy may be interesting for long-term users, but music fits right into the premium technology portfolio's portfolio, which keeps loyal users invested in the brand's ecosystem. For a company originally focused on hardware, iTunes was one of Apple's first big achievements in the field. People who bought music from Apple were less likely to go around. Now Apple is counting on Apple Music helping Apple to further improve software and services.
The closure of iTunes, however, raises big questions for those who have built up music collections over the years. What do you need to do, if any, to keep your investment intact? What if you use iTunes for Windows? What happens to iTunes Match? And why is Apple first pushing for iTunes?
Here's what we know about Apple's plans to switch to Apple Music and the rest.
Does iTunes still work today?
Yes. Apple continues to promote iTunes on the site. iTunes will continue to exist for the time being, but Apple will not support it in MacOS Catalina. The upgrade comes in the fall.
Why is Apple ending iTunes?
Apple said iTunes originally focused on burning and mixing songs on the Mac, but then pointed out that it was too big and bloated and lost its purpose. "How about Calendar in iTunes?" Apple technical director Craig Federighi joked during the presentation. "I mean, you can have all your appointments and your best tracks in one app!"
Apple describes Apple Music as extremely fast, suggesting that iTunes's performance has waned.
Will Apple Music still give me access to the same number of songs?
Yes, Apple advertises a catalog of over 50 million titles as well as collections of music videos (via Apple TV) and podcasts (via Apple Podcasts) app). Scroll to the end for more information.
Is my iTunes collection disappearing?
No way. Any song you've ever bought, copied, uploaded, or imported is already part of Apple Music if you're upgrading from your current Mac OS version to Catalina. Any files already on your computer will be preserved. Apple does not liquidate anything you already own, but it reorganizes where the files are.
Even my ripped CDs, MP3s and playlists?
Yes, even the. You can find them in your Apple Music Library.
Can I continue to burn a CD with Apple Music?
Yes, if you have an external CD drive and the required cables, although we have not tested this yet.
What about backing up my device, restoring my settings, and syncing settings?
iTunes is the app you think about backups and syncs, and these features are available on Catalina, but not in the Apple Music app. You can find them by opening the Finder tool on the Mac. This is the square, stylized symbol of a smiling face that serves as the file manager of the operating system. When you open it, a device appears in the Finder menu. Eg "Jessica's iPhone".
How do I move music to a device?
If you want to move music to a device, open one of your media apps, click and drag it from your music library to the folder of your connected device. The transfer will continue.
What happens if I sync my iPhone or other device?
iTunes is displayed today when you connect your iPhone to sync devices. This is not the case with Apple Music. If you want to sync, find the setting in the sidebar in the Finder. Apple does this opt-in (you trigger the sync in the Finder) as opt-out (you close the window when it pops up and annoys you).
What happens to people who use iTunes on Windows?
iTunes continues to work on Windows.
Does iTunes continue to work on older MacOS versions?
You can also use iTunes on a Mac version older than MacOS Catalina (such as Mojave), but it will be unavailable when upgrading. 19659044] http://www.cnet.com/ "height =" 110 "width =" 196 “/>
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