Ping Could Disappear in Next Major iTunes Update

Ping Could Disappear in Next Major iTunes Update

Tim Cook acknowledged that Ping hadn’t been the greatest of successes for the company during his recent appearance at the D10 conference, and it appears the company is planning on ushering the social network out the door entirely. All Things D reports that the music-based service — which launched back in 2010 — will not be a part of the next major release of iTunes, which has been rumored to be debuting later this year. Instead, Apple will reportedly be relying on Facebook and Twitter for its social offerings.

Well, I for one am not going to miss it. Sure, Ping was a nice idea and all, but nobody even uses it anymore — I haven’t in at least six months. Facebook and Twitter will do fine in place of it.

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