Can we delete itunes now?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by OSMac, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Is iTunes on a computer needed for any iPad related stuff once 5.0 is installed?

    Would love to delete it for ever...
  2. quebec macrumors newbie


    Aug 25, 2011
    Quebec City, Canada
    Why in the world would you want to do that!!!!!!!
  3. docprego macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    I never understood all the hate for iTunes. I personally enjoy using it.
  4. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Most people who hate iTunes run it on Windows.

    On Windows, it IS butt slow and a resource hog.

    Not so much on a Mac.
  5. pchipchip macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2011
    What would you use instead of iTunes? I will be genuinely surprised if you can name a better program for your music library.
  6. NorfolkMustard macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    With iOS5 you can stream content from your computer running iTunes+HomeSharing now. Keep all the films on the computer and just stream them to your iPhone/Pad/TV when you want them, or when iTunes gets the latest podcast episodes for you. No reason to get rid of iTunes > more > shared
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    To actually answer your question:

    Nope. That's what PC free means.

    If you hate iTunes that much you never need to use it again with iOS 5.
  8. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    Jaysus, take a chill pill, man. It's not like he's trying to wipe iTunes off YOUR computer. :rolleyes:
  9. squawk7600 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2010
    u could..but there are 29 steps to follow if ur using a mac...
  10. mwulf67, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    mwulf67 macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    I would be genuinely surprised if you’ve ever heard of the better programs I could name...
  11. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007

    Much more responsive than iTunes. It'll play local files without ads + it'll stream anything you don't own, with ads every five songs or so.

    As for if you can delete iTunes yet, I think the answer is no... as much as I despise iTunes, I have to admit that accessing and browsing the iTunes Stores is easier in iTunes than on the iPhone.
  12. teme macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2004
    The funny thing is that a streaming service does indeed work more smoothly than a player which plays local files.

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