Is Apple ending music downloads?

apple-w-headphonesThe rumor mill says “Yes,” but Apple itself says “This is not true.” The rumor was started because iTunes music downloads have dropped drastically from a peak of $3.9 billion in 2012 to a projected $600 million in 2019. Last year, downloads declined by 16%; so far this year they’re down 25-30%. What’s up? Streaming.