Apple unveils long-awaited iPhone feature - so what is Dark Mode?

Existing music, movie and TV purchases and any music you've ripped will now move inside the appropriate apps.

So what happens to that music library now?

iTunes was initially conceived as a "digital jukebox" allowing users to import CDs, burn their own mixes and organise their music libraries.

The announcement came shortly after Bloomberg published speculation claiming that the firm would launch a trio of new apps for the Mac - Music, TV, and Podcasts - to replace iTunes. Apple asked too much of iTunes over the years, turning it from a lean-yet-powerful music cataloging app into a slow-loading behemoth tasked with managing your iPod and iPhone, podcasts, ebooks and more. If you don't subscribe to Apple Music and fill your device with music the old fashioned way, MP3s can still be transferred to devices like iPods and iPhones via a cable. "But if there's one thing we hear over and over, it's 'Can iTunes do even more?'" Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, asked jokingly at Apple's annual developer conference. It's nice to directly download apps on your Watch, but they will be specific searched apps that will probably take longer than just opening the Watch app on the iPhone.

Announced at WWDC in June, iPadOS features an updated Home screen, new multitasking options, improved Apple Pencil functionality, support for external drives, folder sharing in Files, and more.

Apple didn't say whether the update will be backwards compatible with existing vehicle entertainment systems, but because that's historically been one of CarPlay's selling points, I expect it will be.

Now, there will be a standalone Podcasts app on the Mac that should work the same as the one on your phone. The changes will arrive with macOS 10.15 (codenamed Catalina), which is expected to arrive in September. The WWDC 2019 Keynote was lacking any real highlights, and even the laundry list of changes is filled with such minor adjustments, that they're barely worth acknowledging.

You know how right now, when you plug your iPhone into your Mac, iTunes opens automatically? This means that completing this final stage could take more or less depending on your usage patterns, so for example if you leave the device plugged in during the night, it could take much longer to reach 100 percent. You will still be able to purchase music via Apple Music - and all of the songs you already own will be there, waiting for you to crank up the volume.

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