Apple Starts Removing iTunes Branding, Including Links, From Its Websites

So, is or isn’t iTunes dead?

Last week, on the opening day of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple its popular download store would go away on macOS 10.15 Catalina.

The writing has been on the wall for a while for the iconic download store.  The company, for example, had removed all references to its former popular app on its Facebook page just a few days before WWDC.  These include posts, photos, and videos. Apple has also migrated its domains away from http://itunes.apple.com/ to http://music.apple.com.

Of course, this doesn’t mean iTunes has died altogether.  Confirming consumers can now access their back-catalog content, albeit on three different apps – Music, Podcasts, and TV – the company explained,

Users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD.  For those who like to own their music, the iTunes Music Store is just a click away.

For people who previously used iTunes to sync their app, Apple has made a new syncing feature available in Finder on macOS 10.15.  Music now serves as the home of back music catalogs as well as new song/album downloads.  Podcasts controls what users have also subscribed to, as well as hosting new ones.  The TV app hosts all TV shows and movies users have paid for as well as new ones.

For Windows users, there’s good news – iTunes still hasn’t died.  Not yet, at least.  Users can still use the iTunes Store to find their back catalog and purchase more songs, albums, TV shows, and movies.

However, signaling a major shift away from the popular – albeit bloated – download software, Apple will now remove all iTunes branding.

Goodbye, iTunes.  But, not really.

According to a new report, previously working URLs to the iTunes Store, Apple Music, the App Store, the Mac App Store, Podcasts, Apple TV, and all other http://itunes.apple.com will now stop working.

Apple Magazine explains the company has “ramped up” the change ahead of macOS Catalina’s launch in September or October.

The iTunes subdomain still remains active for a few links, including movies and TV shows.  Yet, one Apple TV formally launches, users can expect these hyperlinks to stop working altogether.

Crafty users have also spotted a separate URL for just a few links – arcade.apple.com.  This comes ahead of the launch of the company’s premium gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade.

For people who still love purchasing songs, albums, TV shows, and movies, Apple has vowed to keep the iTunes branding alive.  Yet, as hinted at earlier, once macOS Catalina launches, expect the current version of iTunes to stop working on the operating system.

 


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Apple Confirms That It Isn't Killing iTunes Music Downloads – Yet

So, is iTunes really dead?

Apparently, not just yet.

Aiming to ease users’ anxieties over their previously purchased content on iTunes, Apple has officially released a support document detailing exactly what will happen once macOS Catalina officially launches.

Explaining people can find their favorite features and back catalog “in three new and more focused apps,” the Cupertino tech giant writes,

Here’s what to expect.

Music that you’ve imported or purchased will be in the new Apple Music app.

Music playlists and smart playlists that you’ve created in iTunes will be in the new Apple Music app.

The iTunes Store will still be available to buy music on Mac, iOS, PC, and Apple TV.

iTunes Gift Cards and iTunes credits will be maintained and can be used with the new apps and the App Store.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod backup, restore, and syncing will move to Finder.

Movies and TV shows that you purchased or rented from iTunes will be in the new Apple TV app.

Use the Apple TV app for Mac for future movie and TV purchases or rentals.

Podcasts that you subscribed to or added to iTunes will now be in the new Apple Podcasts app.

Audiobooks that you purchased from iTunes will now be in the updated Apple Books app.

Use the Apple Books app for Mac for future audiobook purchases.

In addition, users can find their “ripped” and imported music along with purchased media content much “faster and easier.”

The dedicated Music, TV, and Podcast apps will also organize users’ files just as in the original iTunes.

Your previous iTunes Store purchases and synced libraries will not change on any of your devices.

For those worried about music downloads, the Cupertino tech giant has confirmed people can still purchase songs and albums.

The iTunes Store on Mac can easily be found in the improved Sidebar in the Apple Music app.  The iTunes Store will remain the same as it is today on iOS, PC, and Apple TV.  And, as always, you can access and download all of your purchases on any of your devices.

Pushing users away from individual song and album downloads, the company writes people can stream music and download over 50 million songs for offline listening on Apple Music, with an added bonus.

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can also choose to show or hide the iTunes Store to simplify the experience further.

People can also continue to purchase movies, TV shows, and audiobooks on macOS Catalina.  Users can find their previous media purchases on the dedicated TV and Books apps.

For users still wondering how to sync with their current iPhones, iPods, and iPads, the company explains how to quickly manage your device.

All of the ways you manage devices in iTunes will soon appear in the Finder on Mac.  Your sync settings and previous backups in iTunes will be kept safe on your Mac after updating to macOS Catalina.  Now that devices appear in Finder, it’s also easier to drag and drop files you want to transfer all in one place.

As a reminder, users on Windows can still download and use the original iTunes software to access their back catalog as well as purchase new content.

 


 

iTunes is Dead — So, What About My Purchased Music, Movies, and TV Shows?

According to most media outlets, Apple’s iconic (albeit often-maligned) iTunes is now dead.

CNN’s headline proudly proclaims,

RIP iTunes as we know it.  Apple breaks up iconic music platform.”

Stating the digital hub “collapsed under its own weight,” The Verge writes,

The rise and fall of iTunes, Apple’s most hated app.

Lamenting the company will replace the popular download store with three other dedicated apps, Wired writes (in all caps),

ITUNES IS DEAD.  LET’S PAY OUR RESPECTS.

Yet, while these articles touch on the download store’s ‘passing,’ most haven’t answered the burning question on users’ minds – What exactly will happen to previously purchased downloads?

Now, according to a new report, users will keep all of their digital downloads.

So, what about all the money we spent on music, movies, and TV shows?

Yesterday, at WWDC 2019 – and as expected – Apple subtly confirmed its popular download store would go away on macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Since last week, the writing for the iconic download store.  The company, for example, removed all references to its former popular app on its Facebook page last Friday.  These include posts, photos, and videos.  Apple has also migrated its domains away from http://itunes.apple.com/ to http://music.apple.com.

Confirming consumers can now access their back catalog content, albeit on three different apps – Music, Podcasts, and TV – the company explained,

Users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD.  For those who like to own their music, the iTunes Music Store is just a click away.

For people who previously used iTunes to sync their app, Apple has made a new syncing feature available in Finder on macOS 10.15.  Music will also continue serving as the home of back music catalogs as well as current song/album downloads.  Podcasts will control what users have also subscribed to, as well as hosting new ones.  TV will host all TV shows and movies users have paid for as well as new ones.

This only applies to macOS users.  For Windows users, there’s good news – iTunes still isn’t dead.  At least, not yet.

Users can still use the iTunes Store to find their back catalog and purchase more songs, albums, TV shows, and movies.

 


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iTunes Is Dead: Apple Shifts Away from iTunes and Toward Its Music App

According to music industry insiders speaking with Digital Music News, Apple had formally prepared to shut down iTunes music downloads on March 31st, 2019.

Pointing to an eventual shutdown of the revolutionary – albeit bloated – software, Jimmy Iovine, Apple’s former Head of Music, the company would eventually stop selling music downloads when “people stop buying.”

So far, in the latest financials from the Big 3 — , , and  — streaming revenue has continued to fuel each major label’s respective bottom line.  Over at Warner Music Group, for example, digital revenue jumped 29.4% in the first fiscal quarter of 2019.  In Sony Music’s Q4 2019 (our Q1 2019), streaming revenue grew 9.2% year-over-year to $503.7 million.  Thanks to streaming, Universal Music Group’s Q1 2019 revenue jumped 19.2% to $1.7 billion.

Digital downloads, however, have all-but-died-out.  Download revenue at Sony Music fell 26.9% year-over-year to $354 million.  Ditto for Universal Music Group.  Download revenue plummeted 18.2% to $115 million.  Warner Music Group combines both streaming and download revenue under ‘digital revenue,’ making it difficult to calculate how far downloads have plummeted.

Now, with WWDC 2019 underway, iTunes will officially bid farewell.

Farewell, iTunes.  We will miss thee.

Not everyone took the news of iTunes’ impending death quietly.

Days after the report broke that Apple would shutter the popular music store and software bundle, the Content Creators Coalition, a leading musician advocacy group, formally requested the Cupertino company preserve music downloads.

In an open letter, the group ,

We have noted that in recent reports, Apple is considering eliminating paid music downloads.  While we understand [the company] has indicated those reports are not accurate, we are taking this opportunity to communicate how important downloads are to the music community and to express our hope that you will continue offering them to music fans…

Despite the strong push from music industry advocates, the Cupertino giant will indeed shutter the popular music download store.

According to Bloomberg, Apple will officially bury iTunes and replace the software with three separate media apps – Music, TV, and Podcasts.

Writer Mark Gurman explains this follows the company’s new app strategy, unifying its highly-profitable Services division.

iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies, and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades.  This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era.  The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac – Music, TV, and Podcasts – to replace iTunes.  That matches Apple’s media app strategy on iPhones and iPads.  Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app.

In addition, the company will make its Watch and iPad more independent.

Seemingly confirming the report, developer Craig Hockenberry noted Apple has now migrated its domains away from http://itunes.apple.com/ to http://music.apple.com.

On Twitter, he wrote,

I haven’t seen it reported elsewhere, but as of last weekend all http://itunes.apple.com links redirect to http://music.apple.com  — a likely indicator that the brand is done (the app will be fine for those of us who need it.)

The itunes.apple.com link still works, meaning the shift will remain gradual until its official ‘closure’ at WWDC.  In addition, the company also removed all references to its former popular app on its Facebook last Friday.  These include posts, photos, and videos.

As previously reported, iTunes will no longer exist in the next version of macOS.  Instead, the company its Music and TV apps using iTunes’ framework.

We’re still awaiting word on whether or not the new Music app will sell MP3 and AAC files, and whether or not the store will give users access to their previously purchased downloads.

 


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Former App Store Boss Expresses "Worry" Over Apple's Anti-Competitive Behavior

According to CEO Tim Cook, Apple doesn’t focus on gathering and using consumers’ personal information for advertising.

On the contrary, a massive Apple billboard in Las Vegas boastfully ,

What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.

But Apple’s highly-touted pro-privacy stance recently in a new lawsuit filed last Friday.

In the class-action filing, three consumers from Rhode Island and Michigan blasted the company for unlawfully collecting and selling their iTunes information – including full names and home addresses – to third parties without their consent.

Accusing the Cupertino tech giant of “profiting handsomely” from these sales, Leigh Wheaton, Jill Paul, and Trevor Paul alleged,

It does so at the expense of its customers’ privacy and statutory rights because Apple doesn’t notify let alone obtain the requisite written consent from its customers prior to disclosing their personal information.

The company doesn’t necessarily deny this.  Its Privacy Policy states that it only collects “non-personal information…in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual.”  In addition, Apple also states it “reserves the right” to collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information “for any purpose.”

Whether or not it actually sells consumers’ personal information remains to be seen.

Now, a former top Apple executive has spoken out against his former company.

Does Apple willingly engage in anti-competitive behavior?

Two months ago, Spotify a major antitrust complaint against the Cupertino tech giant in the European Union.

According to the music streaming giant, Apple unfairly stifles creativity and innovation on the App Store.  In addition, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek listed three antitrust behaviors the company’s rival allegedly engages in.

First, the Cupertino tech giant automatically locks in developers to its own payment platform, subjecting them to a 30% ‘tax.’  Second, Apple pushes its own apps over those of its competitors, including Spotify, Deezer, Netflix, and TIDAL.  Third, the App Store controls the communication between developers and users, allegedly placing unfair restrictions on marketing and promotions that benefit consumers.

The company at Spotify, lambasting the latter’s refusal to pay songwriters their fair share.  Yet, despite Apple’s heated defense, the European Union earlier this month that it would launch a formal investigation into the tech giant’s business practices.

According to Philip Shoemaker, these aren’t the only anti-competitive behaviors Apple has engaged in.

Speaking with Bloomberg, the former executive who oversaw the App Store’s approval process between 2009 and 2016 said Apple has long feared its competitors’ apps would replace core iOS functions.

That was a real thing.  I mean the fear that somebody would come along, a Facebook, a Google, whomever and wipe off and remove all of our items.  Once they started using these other apps, they’d be thinking more about Google now.

In addition, the company also approved “hit-or-miss” apps, including a now-banned baby-shaking app which caused Apple’s stock to plummet.  This caused former CEO Steve Jobs to directly intervene, abusing Shoemaker in the process.

Steve just had simple words for me: ‘You’re stupid, and you hire stupid people.’  This was one of the best conversations I had with Steve.  It was so succinct and to the point.  He hung up the phone.

Nowadays, the tech giant directly lifts new features from other developers to ‘include’ in its own apps, exactly what Spotify accused Apple of doing.

You see Spotify going to the EU regulators [and] you have Elizabeth Warren talking about breaking Facebook, and Apple, etc…

There’s now a conflict as Apple goes into these spaces that are ripe with competition.  I’m really worried about the competition.

In a blog post on Medium, Shoemaker also admits Netflix and Spotify’s accusations of Apple’s anti-competitive behavior are warranted.

Given my experience, I completely understand the complaints from companies like Tidal, Spotify, and Netflix.

“For each category of the App Store, I’m certain that there are hundreds of these types of Apple competitors in the store, and they’re all rightfully worried about fair treatment.”

 


 

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for Allegedly Selling iTunes Users' Personal Information

Several weeks ago, and speaking with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed online privacy now faces a huge “crisis.”

He explained,

Privacy in itself has become a crisis.  It’s of that proportion – a crisis.

Stating that consumers are “not our product,” Cook added his company doesn’t focus on using consumers’ personal information for advertising.

Our products are iPhones and iPads.  We treasure your data.  We want to help you keep it private and keep it safe.

Now, his company’s ‘pro-privacy’ stance is being put to the test.

Has Apple sold your iTunes information without your permission?

Leigh Wheaton, Jill Paul, and Trevor Paul, three iTunes users from Rhode Island and Michigan, have filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

All three allege the Cupertino tech giant has unlawfully collected and sold their iTunes information to third parties without their consent.  This includes the full names and home addresses of consumers along with listening information, including genres and specific titles of music tracks.

The 51-page lawsuit reads,

To supplement its revenues and enhance the formidability of its brand in the eyes of mobile application developers, Apple sells, rents, transmits, and/or otherwise discloses, to various third parties, information reflecting the music that its customers purchase from the iTunes Store application that comes pre-installed on their iPhones.

This, the lawsuit continues, clearly contradicts billboards placed in Las Vegas, touting the company’s “supposedly pro-consumer positions on issues of data privacy.”

Posting a picture of the Las Vegas billboard, the advertisement reads,

“What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.”

Wheaton, Jill, and Trevor add,

The statement on the billboard is plainly untrue.

Alleging Apple discloses ‘Personal Listening Information’ to third parties, these companies then append the information “to a myriad of other categories of personal information pertaining to Apple’s customers.”  The information sold also includes age, household income, educational background, and marital status.  The companies then sell this data to other third parties “in the open market.”

In addition, all three accuse the Cupertino tech giant of “profiting handsomely” from this sale.

It does so at the expense of its customers’ privacy and statutory rights because Apple does not notify let alone obtain the requisite written consent from its customers prior to disclosing their personal information.

According to Apple’s Privacy Policy, the company only collects “non-personal information…in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual.”  However, this same policy states they “reserve the right” to collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information “for any purpose.”

We may collect information regarding customer activities on our website, iCloud services, our iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, App Store for Apple TV, and iBooks Stores, and from our other products and services.

So far, the Cupertino tech giant has yet to issue a statement over the case.

You can view the class-action lawsuit below.

 


 

Apple Reportedly Prepares to Completely Split Up iTunes

Will we soon see the end of Apple’s game-changing iTunes?

According to a new report, Apple has prepared to break up iTunes.  On desktops, at least.

Likely examining the iTunes desktop’s code, software developer Steve Troughton-Smith claims he’s found evidence the Cupertino giant will replace iTunes with dedicated Music, Podcasts, and Video apps.  Books may also receive a significant revamp.

On Twitter, he explained,

I am now fairly confident based on evidence I don’t wish to make public at this point that Apple is planning new (likely UIKit) Music, Podcasts, perhaps even Books, apps for macOS, to join the new TV app.

I expect the four to be the next wave of Marzipan [macOS] apps.  [Take this with a] grain of salt, etc.

Farewell to iTunes?

The move to separate its services makes sense.

As part of , the company has most recently unveiled its own plans to take on Netflix.  Dubbed TV, the new service will serve as the company’s new hub for original films and series.  The Cupertino giant will offer ad-free, exclusive content either greenlit by Apple or produced in-home.  Like Netflix and most other on-demand streaming video services, TV will require a monthly subscription.  The service reportedly won’t launch until this autumn.

To successfully launch TV, the Cupertino company has teamed up with smart TV makers, including Sony, Samsung, LG, and Vizio, among others.  TV will also debut on Amazon’s Fire Stick devices.

In addition, the company has unveiled its own premium news service.

Dubbed Apple News, the subscription service will give users access to over 300 curated newspapers and magazines from around the world.  This includes The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others, as well as magazines such as Vogue, Times, Essence, and others.

The dedicated news service will soon roll out as a standalone app.

Speaking about his discovery, Troughton-Smith said,

Yes, this means the much-discussed and long-awaited break up of iTunes.  Finally!

The company is expected to confirm the breakup as well as the launch of multiple standalone services at this year’s WWDC conference on June 3rd.

 


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6ix9ine's "DUMMY BOY" Solidifies His Chart Dominance

Today, the mist within the winter air is coloured by a rainbow-tinted glow. That’s as a result of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s DUMMY BOY has arrived, “STOOPID!” The younger rapper could presently sit behind bars, however on the very least, he can take small consolation in that reality his chart-topping streak will probably proceed. A bittersweet victory to make certain, however a win however. Clearly, followers and haters alike have come out in droves to help the incarcerated rapper, taking to streaming platforms to tune into his newest endeavor. As it occurs, Tekashi’s DUMMY BOY presently sits on the high the hip-hop charts, with 5 songs presently having fun with spots within the Itunes “Top Songs”:  “KIKA” (1), “MAMA” (three), “WAKA” (four), & “TIC TOC” (5), & “FEEFA” (10).

The rapper’s administration took to 6ix9ine’s Instagram to share a message, as pictured above. “ENJOY AND SHARE WIT ALL YA DIRTY ASS FRIENDS,” encourages the workforce, earlier than promising a complete assortment hits. As the early goings reveal, such an evaluation is certainly appropriate. Even the commonly 6ix9ine-wary HNHH person base appeared to tolerate the challenge, with many expressing a reluctant sense enjoyment.  

Regardless private opinion, the 6ix9ine model has reached vital mass. It appears as if he is destined to dominate the charts like a real pressure nature. A captivating saga to make certain; the way it will finish, nevertheless, stays to be seen. Congratulations to 6ix9ine for charming the lots. 

Mariah Carey To Perform "Glitter" Songs On Tour Thanks To Twitter Fans

If you might be one the 1000’s individuals who have despatched out a #JusticeForGlitter hashtag into the Twitterverse, then all of your onerous work has paid f since Mariah Carey has taken be aware and plans on performing some her Glitter tracks on her upcoming Caution tour. The songstress simply dropped f her newest album that options Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, and manufacturing by Dev Hynes Blood Orange, proving that she is aware of what’s sizzling proper now however is not altering her basic Mariah appeal for any technology. 

Mariah paid a go to to Watch What Happens Live just lately and a fan referred to as in to inform her that the Glitter soundtrack (the 2001 movie Mariah starred in that flopped) was sitting at #1 on the iTunes Top 10 Albums. Her loyal Lamb then requested if she is going to carry out some the tracks on tour, being as persons are clearly listening to the songs. 

“Since the Lambily obtained Glitter to No.1 they’ve lifted this enormous burden feeling like, ‘I am unable to do stuff from Glitter ‘trigger no one is aware of it, or no matter,’” the singer responded. “We’re going to place collectively maybe a medley.”

So there you might have it, for those who obtained tickets to Mariah’s tour then prepare to listen to an entire bunch beloved songs because of her loyal followers. 

Ariana Grande Fans Rejoice As iTunes Nullifies Kris Wu's Sales Figures

iTunes has determined to do one thing slightly faulty as a way to appease the onslaught American-based Ariana Grande followers crying foul. As we reported, the surge visitors (curiosity) for Kris Wu’s album in his native China bumped Ariana Grande’s new single to an sudden runner-up place on the Global charts.

The Chinese-Canadian pop’s stars new album Antares was wreaking havoc on a number of Top 10 lists till the chance fraudulence was delivered to Apple’s consideration courtesy Ariana’s followers. They performed their very own thorough investigation into the matter, deciding to nullify his numbers on account a non-egregious error, not the 

Unfortunately, the ruling got here on the expense Kri Wu’s whole gross sales haul, Variety has reported. The first signal a foul play got here to mild on social media when customers identified Kris Wu’s usually spotty gross sales numbers outdoors China. According to Insiders, the anomaly is finest defined as a singular case “provide within the U.S. assembly demand in China.” Kris Wu had supposed for Antares to coincide along with his birthday on November sixth, however the venture was by some means leaked into house forward its launch date. In different information, Ariana Grande is not going to debut her full venture as rumored. She will as a substitute spend slightly extra time tightening the nuts and bolts.

Ariana Grande Bumped Down On US Charts By Chinese Rapper Accused Of Using Bots

Chinese-Canadian rap artist Kris Wu has sparked some controversy on social media along with his newest launch, November Rain. His album was bought 14 million instances in 24 hours, with 7 its songs touchdown the Top 10 the US iTunes. While this achievement is an unprecedented success for the rapper, the feat has been dampened by accusations his win being propelled artificially. Since his drop entailed Ariana Grande’s single “Thank U, Next” touchdown within the fifth spot, social media customers declare that there is no such thing as a approach his numbers are natural.

American music lovers attribute his success to the use bots which have the capability to generate these sorts outcomes. His followers are refuting these allegations.

“The gross sales outcomes might be very genuine. It is regular for Kris’ followers to make purchases a number of instances per individual to assist their idol. They can afford it,” a Beijing-based k-pop fangirl surnamed Hu instructed the Global Times on Tuesday.

Scooter Braun, Ariana Grande’s supervisor, reportedly questioned the authenticity Wu’s recognition, tweeting “he’s utilizing bots… they are going to deal with it and we aren’t frightened. It’s unlucky however you possibly can’t cease Ari,” based on a display seize circulated on-line.

Braun has since stated that he by no means made these accusations himself: “There is a pretend tweet going round.” This comes after some press tweets have been deleted from his prile. “Thank u, subsequent” was #1 on the US iTunes chart as press time.

“His followers assist his new album to provide him the most effective birthday reward, however it’s actually humorous to be misunderstood as a robotic,” one Wu’s followers “YiXIAYE_” tweeted on Sunday.

Wu has 158,000 followers on Twitter whose community is banned in China, and 44.7 million followers on China’s Sina Weibo.

Logic's "Young Sinatra IV" Will Be His Last Album To Have Physical Copies

Logic’s on the brink of launch his forthcoming undertaking, Young Sinatra IV which is anticipated to drop subsequent week. However, it appears like he is taking a unique route with this undertaking compared to the remainder his discography. As streaming providers dominate music consumption increasingly day by day, Logic introduced that Young Sinatra IV would be the final time he prints bodily copies for an album.

Logic took to Instagram to announce that his forthcoming undertaking can have bodily copies however just for a restricted quantity time. The rapper revealed that YSIV would be the final undertaking he releases that can have a tough copy.

“For all my die onerous followers that is the final time I’m doing a bodily album! Available for a restricted time solely!” He wrote on Instagram.

Considering that almost all folks have some kind streaming service, it would not seem to be Logic will lose out by strictly retaining his forthcoming releases digital. 

Logic’s Young Sinatra IV would be the first installment within the collection to be launched as an album. His earlier Young Sinatra releases had been all mixtapes. YSIV is the second undertaking from Logic this 12 months. It’ll observe the discharge  Bobby Tarantino II which dropped earlier this 12 months. 

Earlier this week, Logic revealed that he has the complete Wu-Tang Clan featured on Young Sinatra IV. Whether you take pleasure in Logic’s music or not, the Wu-Tang/Logic collaboration is unquestionably one thing to sit up for. 

Apple's iOS12 Releases Today: What You Need To Know

iOS 12 is Apple’s latest stware design release, and it is all set to launch later today. iPhone and iPad users will be introduced to tons new features and Apple promises that the stware will make older iPhone speeds increase by 70%. Apple also adds that iOS 12 was designed with speed and easier everyday use in mind. 

The list eligible iPhones includes iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s. Unfortunately for certain users, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c will not be eligible. iPad generation eligibility includes the iPad 12.9‑inch iPad Pro, 10.5‑inch iPad Pro, 9.7‑inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 2. If you own any these devices, you should see an alert appear in the settings menu around 6 PM. 

Improvements include updates to settings within Messages, Siri, and photos, and Apple seems to be living up to their promise group FaceTime calls. An added feature called ScreenTime monitors how much time you are spending on your iPhone and a breakdown the usage. An update to Do Not Disturb allows an ease into your morning with a dim screen, as well as tapping to allow messages to come through. 

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Chance The Rapper’s New Horror Film “Slice” Available Now Online

Way back in 2015, news surfaced that Chance The Rapper would be starring in a horror film called Slice, thanks to director Austin Vesely who spilled the news to Chicago’s local publication Redeye, and now three years later the film was finally released to iTunes and all digital platforms.

Starring Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz, Paul Scheer, Rae Gray, Hannibal Buress, and Joe Keery, the film revolves around pizza delivery boys who are killed while on the job, and the search to find out who committed the murders. Nathan Matthew David and Ludwig Göransson handle the music score.

“Chance] is actually a werewolf who is a former Chinese food delivery driver,” the film’s director Austin Vesely said in an interview. “Basically, these murders start happening and they hearken back to an incident that happened with him years before, and they arouse the town’s suspicions.”

On Monday night, Chance participated on a Twitter Q&A about the film, which you can watch right here if interested.

Fans can watch Slice right here and/or peep the new trailer (below). Look for Chano’s upcoming album executive produced by Kanye West to be on the way.