Two years to the month after Apple launched Ping - it's never-got-off-the-ground attempt to merge music with social - the company is shutting it down. Ping's lack of a connection with Facebook, even as the later soared, virtually guarunteed this day would come.
As of September 30, 2012, R.I.P. Ping.
âWe tried Ping, and I think the customer voted and said âThis isnât something that I want to put a lot of energy into.â"
- Apple CEO Tim Cook to AllThingsDigital.