Yes - do the below:
you need first to disable Apple System Integrity Protection (SIP). The SIP technology limits the actions that the user can perform on protected parts of the Mac operating system. Follow the steps below to disable Apple SIP and uninstall iTunes.
- Restart your Mac and press Command+R key shortcut while the reboot is in progress.
- You will see an unusual startup window – this is the recovery mode. In the Menu bar click Utilities → select Terminal.
- In the Terminal window paste the following command and press the Return key: csrutil disable. The Apple System Integrity Protection will be disabled.
- Restart your Mac and login to your system through your admin account. This is optional as you can remove default apps only if you have the administrator rights.
- If you have signed into your administrator account, type the command cd /Applications/ and click the Return button. The application directory will be shown.
- Now use the following command to delete the default Apple application.
sudo rm -rf iTunes.app/
Please note: when you remove iTunes via Terminal, it doesn’t ask for the system confirmation. Itunes will be deleted immediately. Also, after you have deleted iTunes, don’t forget to enable the System Integrity Protection in order to not remove other important apps by mistake. For this, restart your Mac again → use Command+R shortcut → open Terminal and this time type the command csrutil enable.
Well, the manual way of iTunes removal is not that easy. Fortunately, there is a much easier way for this task, and now we are going to move on and tell you about it.
Uninstall iTunes using App Cleaner & Uninstaller
App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a special software tool from Nektony, which allows you to uninstall applications from your Mac and reset applications to their initial state.
App CLeaner & Uninstaller finds all the service files of each app and completes the removal task correctly, safely and quickly – with just a few clicks.
If you want to uninstall iTunes completely, including the executable file, you have to disable Apple SIP first, then use the uninstaller.
If you want to get rid of iTunes service files and free up disk space from its useless service files, such as cache, preferences, cookies, and so on, follow these steps.
- Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
- Go to the Preferences.
- In the General tab enable the option Display System Applications.
- App Cleaner & Uninstaller will automatically rescan your apps and show them in the left section of its window. Select iTunes service files in the right section and click the Remove button.
- Then just confirm the removal by clicking the appropriate button.