R.I.P., iTunes: The Music Library Is Officially No More

Just like our iPod Shuffles and butterfly hair clips, iTunes is now officially a relic of the past. With the rollout of its new operating system, Apple killed the music library (at least, in name).

Apple's new Catalina MacOS features the once-prolific music library broken up into different fruit-branded services: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV now live separately. Users' libraries will be automatically sorted into the different apps once they update their computers.

This update should come as little surprise to anyone except maybe your technologically un-savvy neighbor that still makes playlists for every mood she's in. Apple had already updated the iPhones to this change months ago, moving your purchased music library to the Apple Music app and downgrading iTunes to just the store for purchasing and downloading albums and singles.

Apple also added a few other features to Catalina (besides killing iTunes): Sidecar second screen display and Apple Arcade gaming store and platform.

But, still, the final, crushing blow to 99-cent songs and pre-streaming days falls heavy on the nostalgic, mixtape-loving heart.

BRB, playing T.I.'s "Dead and Gone" on repeat 'til Apple makes us download the update.

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