Apple said it is taking down the book-thief sites and apps that allow users to steal and sell books on the iTunes store.
Apple is also removing all of the books from its iBooks store that have been downloaded by tens of millions of users, and removing the apps from all of its iOS apps.
Apple says all of those apps have been removed because they are illegal.
The company also says it is removing its Apple Music streaming service from the App Store.
It said it will replace all of these services with free streaming services that are “not based on the book theft business model.”
“Apple has been committed to improving the customer experience and making our products better over the past year,” said John Browett, Apple’s chief privacy officer.
“Today’s actions will ensure that Apple customers can continue to enjoy a great reading experience and get the books they need, without fear of unauthorized access or misuse.”
The company’s decision to remove apps and sites that offer theft-related services came after Apple revealed earlier this month that it had been tracking a large number of book thieves since 2014, when the company began using a new data-gathering tool called iScraper to track the theft of digital books.
The new iScrape tool allows Apple to track book theft across a variety of services, including iBooks, iBooks for iPad, iBookstore, and iBooks Online.
Users can upload a link to a file on the web to share with others, and then Apple’s iScrapers can download the link and view it in their browsers.
Users also can use a “trusted URL,” a site that is verified by Apple and is hosted by the company, to share a link with others.
These links can be used to track and identify books stolen from Apple customers and to steal books from other users.
The iScabers’ new tool can be enabled in Settings, and it shows a large list of “tampered” apps that are being tracked by the iScapers.
In addition to the apps Apple says are “tried” by the app, the iSearcher program also lets Apple identify books that were stolen and have not yet been removed.
In its announcement, Apple said iScramers is only available on Apple’s iOS devices, and the company said that it does not support any other operating system.
Apple’s announcement follows recent news that Apple is moving away from the idea of a “safe harbor” to protect customers from book theft.
Last month, the company announced that it would remove “bad apps” from the app store in the wake of the book thefts.
Apple said it would be removing all “bad” apps from the Apple App Store as part of the company’s “new approach to the book trade,” but it did not specify which apps would be removed.