Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Apple might split iTunes into standalone Music, TV, and Podcasts apps

Apple might split iTunes into standalone Music, TV, and Podcasts apps

It was nearly 18 years ago when Apple introduced the world to iTunes - an app/service that was initially meant for iPod users to transfer music on their devices. If the chatter is true, then macOS will be gaining Music, Podcasts, and maybe even Books apps, alongside the new TV app, in place of the all-encompassing iTunes program. In addition, his sources, who are "familiar with the development of the next major version of macOS (likely 10.15)", say that there will in fact be a major redesign of the Books app, ton top of standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. So if you use the Music, TV, or Podcasts app on your iPad, that's essentially what you can expect on your Mac come later this year. 9to5Mac today confirmed the rumor, sharing further details about Apple's plans. When you want to listen to a song, queue up a podcast or watch a movie or TV show, you do so by heading to iTunes and using a drop-down menu to navigate whatever media you want to consume.


Apple might finally answer our prayers by killing iTunes. Podcasts app would, naturally, be all about podcasts. Everything looks much more modern and easy to read, and while there is still the option of listening in iTunes we also now have the option to listen via the web, too. The new apps will be Marzipan applications, like the new Apple News app on the Mac, and it will have the same codebase and look like their counterparts on iOS devices. In addition, Apple is clearly pursuing its strategy of aligning the code of its apps as an integral part of macOS. Have you tried them on your Mac?

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