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ITunes Shutting Down | Why iTunes Shutting Down Happening?

iTunes is a piece of software that allows you add to, organize and play your digital media collection on your PC, as well as sync it to a portable device. It’s a jukebox player along the lines of Songbird and Windows Media Player, and you’ll use it on a Mac or Windows machine. The most important difference between iTunes and few other media players is the built-in iTunes Store (where you can get podcasts; iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch apps; music videos; movies; audio books and Television shows, too) and its multi-level integration with Apple’s iPhone and its iPod portable media player.

iTunes has everything you want to be entertained — whenever you want, wherever you are.

With iTunes, you can:

  1. Organize and play your music and video
  2. Play or download unlimited songs with Apple Music (with a paid subscription)
  3. Find music, films, Television programs, audiobooks, free podcasts and more in the iTunes Store
  4. Set up your iPod, iPhone or iPad, and add music, video and add to it.

Are you facing problems when trying to connect to iTunes from your iPhone, iPad or Mac? 

While it could be due to local connectivity problems, it’s also possible that iTunes is having problems with its servers or systems. While there’s little you can do to fix the problem if iTunes is down or iTunes not working, there is a method to monitor the status so you know when it’s working again. Here, I show you how to check whether iTunes is having server problems.

Check Apple’s System Status

Checking whether or not iTunes is down is to go to Apple’s System Status webpage.

As long as you’ve got an active connection to the internet (if you don’t, that might be the reason you’re having problems!), the Apple System Status page must provide you the most up-to-date info not only about the status of iTunes but also iCloud, the App Store, Apple Music, and all other Apple-powered services.

 

As well as keeping you up to date on the status of Apple’s services, the System Status webpage also provides you a heads up concerning any services with planned maintenance work, together with a report of any recently resolved problems in any of its services. It’s a handy website to check when you’re having connectivity problems as if the site is reporting no issues, chances are it’s one thing to do with your device or connection to the internet.

 Check the crowd-sourced status site

Apple’s System Status web page isn’t perfect, however. We’ve had iTunes connectivity problems within the past while Apple’s System Status site suggests that everything is well. This may be down to many reasons: the outage could be localized, or it may be that the website solely checks the service status every 5/10/30 minutes and is yet to be updated.

However, what is users to do in that situation?

Thankfully, there is a myriad of third-party service status websites online with several relying on crowdsourced data to provide the most up-to-date status info. Our go-to service status site is Down Detector, that offers not only the present status of all Apple services but a variety of services, from Steam to PSN and even individual games.

The extremely popular music app of iOS users, iTunes, has been laid down to rest by Apple. After 16 long years of service since its launch in 2003, iTunes is on its way out now. The WWDC which will be conducted by the smartphone giant in June will be when the news will be announced officially.

iTunes to Close Down Soon

There was a time when music was not so easily available on the net so easily, which made people choose false means of obtaining their favorite tunes.

It was back in 2003 when Steve Jobs reveal the iTunes platform as an official medium of downloading music so that interested listeners could buy music rather than steal it. iTunes was “a middle way, a middle path out of this,” as per Jobs.

 

The app underwent a lot of changes and upgrades since then, adding novel features and removing those which were deemed of no use. But now, Apple has decided to pull the plug on the app itself.

The app had gathered bad press for being bloatware and consuming a lot more space than expected. So this decision is probably in the best interests of iPhone users.

5 Things You Never Knew About iTunes!

 Here are 5 things you probably never knew about iTunes!

  1. iTunes has not always been iTunes. Yes, the app was previously known as Sound Jam MP and was developed by Casady and Greene in 1998. Apple acquired it in 2000 and the name was then changed to iTunes.
  2. Apple announced iTunes on January 9, 2001, and the app was released in 2003, but it came to India as late as in 2015.
  3. When it was launched, iTunes had more than 200,000 songs. iTunes sold more than one million songs in the first week and made Apple the largest online music company in the world.
  4. The first song to be downloaded one million times on iTunes is “Hey Ya” by Andre 3000.
  5. The first phone to get iTunes was not an iPhone but the Motorola ROKR, which was launched in 2005.

How will it happen?

iTunes is splitting up its responsibilities amongst three children apps, and they’ll continue on its legacy in a hopefully easier-to-use fashion. And Apple, the “it just works” company, seems intent on making sure that this transition causes no undue burden on Mac users as they get used to shifting to new kinds of media apps.

Music that you just have imported into iTunes or purchased from the store will automatically be accessible via the Apple Music app. That also applies to playlists and smart playlists, so you don’t have to worry about your “Workout Jamz” or “Best Summer EVER” playlists going anyway. They’ll still be as wonderful as ever within Apple Music.