Updating and restoring ipod software
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It was a long run for i Tunes, the jukebox software that revolutionized the music industry after its launch in 2001.
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But now, in the year 2019, it’s finally being put out of its misery — and ours.
With mac OS 10.15 Catalina, the primary functions of i Tunes will be spun out into separate Music, TV, and Podcasts apps, bringing an end to the program’s two decades of dominance within the Apple software and hardware ecosystem.
As i Pods were replaced with i Phones, the home computer was no longer the center of the digital household.As time went on, this approach morphed i Tunes from a sleek jukebox and i Pod companion into an overladen piece of software that cried out to be updated seemingly every time you tried to open it.Apple even admitted as much onstage during its WWDC keynote, joking that it considered adding calendar, web browsing, and email functionality to the application, before deciding to replace it entirely.Apple knew that people could be tempted to pay money for digital music rather than pirating it if the process was convenient enough, and the success of the i Tunes Store proves it was right.i Tunes’ early years were all about building a great digital jukebox for the i Pod, paired with a music store filled with the biggest artists.