After announcing its latest version of iTunes, Apple’s not-often-used music social network Ping is finally kicking the cyber-space bucket at month’s end.
As of Sept. 30, Ping will no longer be available on iTunes. Currently, the social network is no longer accepting new members.
At a Keynote Wednesday, Apple introduced iTunes 11, a completely redesigned music player, which will be released in October.
Apple hinted earlier this year that it was planning on getting rid of Ping, saying that it never gained the needed popularity to continue innovating it.
Additionally, iTunes 11 will be much more social media-friendly, allowing you to share music samples, iBooks and Apps on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Mac OS X Mountain Lion is already fully-integrated with Twitter and will be fully Facebook-intregated this fall.
The move to drop Ping also hints at Apple’s plans to create a new Internet radio service. Forbes recently profiled the rumored venture.