Despite having a bigger catalogue than Spotify and a lot more artist exclusives, Apple Music is still trailing behind its competitor. Word is that Apple might soon be removing iTunes Music download purchases and soon, the only way to listen to music from iTunes is to stream it.
South Korea has been confirmed as having its iTunes Music download sales halted, while Apple Music is available in the country. While it is the eight largest music industry in the world, South Korea it is notoriously protective of its local industries, making it difficult for non-companies to operate as efficiently.
The rumour has long been going around that Apple is planning to shut down music downloads what with the falling revenues of music download sales. This might be a blow to record industries, who, despite falling revenues are still making money from iTunes.
What does this mean for users? Well, Apple might offer some form of compensation but if you have a lot of tracks downloaded, this might be the time to back up your tunes somewhere.