Apple Discontinue iAds and iTunes Radio

Apple will discontinue its iTunes Radio and will focus on Beats 1. There are also rumors Apple will introduce four more radio stations when they have already filed a trademark for Beats 2, 3, 4 and 5. Apple Beats 1 was launched along with Apple Music last year. The Beats 1 radio which is owned by Apple is available for free. It is hosts by world-class DJs with special appearances from top artists. For those who subscribe the Apple Music, they will have access to unlimited genre music they love including unlimited skips and they can even create their own stations.

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As a listener of ad-supported radio on Apple Music, we want you to know that it’s being discontinued starting January 28. Beats 1 will now be the premier free broadcast so you’ll continue to get all the best music and culture there with world-class DJs like Zane Lowe and specialty programmings from artists like Dr. Dre, Drake, Pharrell Williams, and more.

Additionally, with an Apple Music membership, you can access dozens of radio stations handcrafted by our team of music experts, commercial-free with unlimited skips. Or you can create your own stations based on your favorite songs and artists. Start your Apple Music membership now and enjoy unlimited access to everything radio offers along with the entire Apple Music catalog.

On the other hand, Apple also announced they discontinuing the iAd App Network for developers. Apple will no longer accept new apps into the network. But the iAds will continue running until June 30, 2016, and the advertiser can still continue to add their advertisement up to the same date. Apple is said to disband its iAd sales team and will focus more on an automated platform for the future.

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The iAd App Network will be discontinued as of June 30, 2016. Although we are no longer accepting new apps into the network, advertising campaigns may continue to run and you can still earn advertising revenue until June 30. If you’d like to continue promoting your apps through iAd until then, you can create a campaign using iAd Workbench. We will continue to keep you updated, but if you have any questions, contact us.

(via MacObserver and iClarified)

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