On Monday, the tech world — to be exact 5,000 people and 86 countries focused on tech — will be in San Jose for Apple’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The Cupertino, California company isn’t waiting until next week to get buzz started. Expected to be announced by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook at Monday’s keynote presentation — the end of iTunes.
According to Bloomberg, instead of using iTunes as an entertainment hub for music, movies, TV shows and podcasts, Apple will launch new apps — Music, TV and Podcasts. The move is being touted as a way to free people with Apple devices as being tied to iTunes. Where they’ll be managed — the Music app.
Also expected not to be taking center stage in Apple’s product line in the near future is the iPhone. Other expected to be unveiled will be next generation devices and software, including Apple Watches that needn’t be tethered to other Apple devices, single version apps and upgrades to current apps to bring the versatility of running on all Apple devices. Currently in planning phases — Apple’s dive into personal health-care management and augmented reality.
Check back for updates as WWDC gets underway.