Apple removes Ping from iTunes

Social network service to close on September 30

Apple has confirmed social network service Ping will be omitted from iTunes following the update next month

The service is a means of sharing music by posting tracks so your friends can see what you're listening to - as well as following your favourite artists.

Unfortunately though, no-one uses it.

And so, Apple has decided to go the way of Spotify and integrate Facebook into iTunes instead. The Facebook support in iOS6 should also make sharing music a great deal easier.

After September 30th, Apple will officially discontinue the service and no new Ping members will be accepted - nailing down the coffin on the service that was launched back in 2010.

Via: Cnet