Apple addressed the concern of what will happen to their users’ music once iTunes is officially gone.
Last week, the tech company announced the new macOS Catalina system in which iTunes would be discontinued in favor of three separate, new applications for music, television, and podcasts. This caused a discussion of what would happen to existing music on the platform.
In a press release, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, clarified, “The new Music app for Mac is lightning fast, fun and easy to use. Apple Music will help users discover great new music with over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos. And users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD. For those who like to own their music, the iTunes Music Store is just a click away.”
The press release also detailed the new features in macOS Catalina. The new system will include an all-new Sidecar feature that enables users to extend their Mac desktop by using their iPad as a second display or as a high-precision input device across creative Mac apps.