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.
“We tried Ping, and I think the customer voted and said ‘This isn’t something that I want to put a lot of energy into.’"
- Apple CEO Tim Cook to AllThingsDigital.