How the Apple iTunes looked in 2003 when the service was first launched. Photo: Ben Sin

Apple ends iTunes: Music, Podcast and TV apps replace it, but there’s no denying its legacy and cultural impact

  • iTunes will be replaced by Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV when consumers upgrade their MacOS software to the latest version
  • But in 2003 it changed the way we bought songs and albums as the music business struggled with online piracy and file-sharing sites
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How the Apple iTunes looked in 2003 when the service was first launched. Photo: Ben Sin
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Ben Sin

Ben Sin

Ben is an independent tech writer covering the latest gadgets - as well as review the occasional film - for the South China Morning Post. Prior to this, he was a five-year staff with the company, first as a culture writer and then later a sub-editor. He's also held staff writing positions with the Village Voice and Sports Illustrated in New York, and has been published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.