Apple Music

Apple dissolves iTunes into new apps

There had been speculation that the tech giant was planning to shutter the music service it launched in 2001.

The firm also revealed a number of new privacy measures at its annual developer conference in San Jose.

A new sign-in will be an alternative to logging into apps using social media accounts, hiding the user's email address and data.

iTunes will remain unchanged on Windows platforms.

The announcements were made at the WWDC conference, where the tech giant outlines its software plans for the months ahead.

Adele's 25 to be available on streaming sites

When it was released in November, it could only be bought physically or downloaded.

The album, which will be available to members on Friday, includes the songs Hello and When We Were Young.

In June, Apple reached an agreement with two leading indie music groups, paving the way for thousands of labels to join its new streaming service.

Spotify has updated its privacy policy

From tracking your movements (including how fast you're walking) to sticking its nose into your contacts book and photo albums, the music streaming service is becoming the digital world's untrusting, jealous spouse.

Sadly, if you want to continue making use of the Apple Music rival, there's not a lot you can do - you're going to have to sign your life away.

For its part, Spotify has claimed the privacy update is simply a means to "provide, personalise and improve your experience". But take a look at some of the things Spotify wants to monitor and decide for yourself...

Amazon insists it's not competing with Apple Music

Instead, the retail giant turned service provider has claimed it is looking to further enhance the overall experience of existing Prime customers.