Rick Broida from Cnet: Hey, Apple: You did nice job on the iPhones, iPads, and all. I mean it; your hardware is just lovely.
Now, could you fix friggin' iTunes already? I mean, the program is up to version 9 (actually, 9.2), and it's still a slow, clunky, maddening mess.
A support document from Apple drives another nail in the coffin for the original Apple TV, first introduced in 2007. On May 25, 2018, first-generation Apple TV devices will no longer be able to connect to the iTunes Store due to new security changes to be implemented by Apple. In addition to first-gen Apple TVs, any PCs running Windows XP or Windows Vista will also lose access to the most recent version of iTunes.
Currently, Apple’s plan is to phase out iTunes music downloads by early 2019 and also has a preliminary plan for transitioning users from iTunes to Apple Music.
Apple reportedly plans to create new Apple Music accounts for all iTunes users, transitioning the downloaded songs to their streaming library, as well as playlists and other details. Users would have the three-month free trial period to get acquainted to the new service, but would always be able to listen to any music purchased in the past.
Yahoo: Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, Yoko Ono said on Thursday.
The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last year after remastering the catalog.