Apple TV

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.

Rock Band studio working on Apple TV game

Described as an original game, Beat Sports is a collection of minigames based 'loosely' on sports like tennis, volleyball and golf.

"I'm thrilled to announce Beat Sports on this amazing, new platform," said Harmonix creative lead Jon Carter.

"Apple TV is the perfect home for this unique mixture of music, sports, and wacky fun."

The game is controlled using the new Apple TV's remote, which features a touch pad and allows for motion gestures.

"The new remote offers limitless possibilities for brand-new gameplay," Carter added.

Apple confirms Sept. 9 event

Invites were sent Thursday that read "Hey Siri, give us a hint," referring to the personal digital assistant available to owners of Apple mobile devices. (Alas, Siri offers only cryptic replies such as, "Why don't you check a rumors blog? That's what I do." and "You're cute when you're desperate for information.")