Apple denies scrapping iTunes in favour of Apple Music to keep up with Spotify

The iPhone maker had reportedly sent a letter to its music industry partners, stating that iTunes would phase out by 31 March 2019.

Apple has firmly denied that it is scrapping or altering iTunes in the near future.

Apple denies scrapping iTunes in favour of Apple Music to keep up with Spotify

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The Cupertino-based company reacted to media reports that Apple has been planning to put a stop to iTunes because of the popularity of its Apple Music streaming service and rivalry with platforms like Spotify.

"It's not true," an Apple spokesperson told The Sun on 12 April.

The iPhone maker reportedly sent a letter, titled The End of iTunes LPs, to its music industry partners, stating that iTunes would phase out by 31 March 2019.

In the letter, the company added that customers who have already purchased an iTunes LP will still be able to download the additional content from iTunes Match at £19.99 per year.

Apple introduced the iTunes LP format in 2009 as part of its bid to usher albums into the online age and rumours of it going out of existence have been circulating since 2016.

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