TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,925 Reviews & Articles | 38,176 News Posts

Apple finally sees the end of Ping, it gets cut in the next version of iTunes

Apple to cut Ping in the next release of iTunes

| Social Networking News | Posted: Jun 13, 2012 9:26 am

I personally never saw the point of Ping myself, but Apple tried to push the social network for music, and failed. Miserably. Instead of continuing to support the sinking ship that is Ping, Apple have decided to ditch Ping and use their strong partnerships found in social networking giants Twitter and Facebook to make Apple's various software and service offerings in the social scene that customers actually care about.

 

TweakTown image news/2/4/24550_10_apple_finally_sees_the_end_of_ping_it_gets_cut_in_the_next_version_of_itunes.jpg

 

Even though Ping is available in iTunes 10.6.3 and the iOS 6 beta (where it doesn't work), it will disappear in the next major release of iTunes which is due this fall. After that, Apple will use Twitter and Facebook for their social networking needs.

 

Did you even use Ping? Ping never really even made my radar...

NEWS SOURCES:Allthingsd.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Social Networking news at our Social Networking news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases