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Apple launches web login 'Sign In With Apple,' retires iTunes

4 June 2019

Apple on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts. When users sign in with their Google or Facebook Inc profiles to third-party apps, the apps often share valuable data with Google and Facebook, a practice that Apple is looking to stop.

Apple said it created a system to let users generate a random, unique email to use with each app so that users do not have to reveal their real email address. The company, meanwhile, retired the iTunes app for the Mac. Apple said it will replace iTunes with standalone apps for music, video content and podcasts. Apple delivered the announcements to app developers who descended on San Jose, California, for the annual developer conference.