Apple Plans to Break Up iTunes

Apple Reportedly Bringing Apple Music, Apple TV Apps to the Mac

According to new reports, Apple is working on stand-alone TV, Music, and Podcasts apps with its new universal app framework - Marzipan. The bad news is that iTunes still isn't going away completely. Music, TV, Podcasts, and "perhaps" Books apps will be in the mix, and the Apple services machine will be kicked into full gear before school is out.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Apple will introduce the new apps with macOS 10.15, and it will be using its Marzipan tech that it used to bring some iOS apps to the Mac in the past.

Apple already confirmed at its March press event that its TV app will arrive on the Mac this fall.

As for when macOS version 10.15 will be launching; online rumours are hinting that the Apple will be making the announcement of its new OS during this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is set to kick off on 3 June until 7 June 2019. Users now use iTunes for nearly everything but file-based music. Apple Music could mean the end of individual music file purchases, while Apple TV could potentially end the purchase of movie files.

Apple was the company that first gave podcasts their name, but since then it hasn't really made them first class citizens on its platforms.

The logical step forward for Apple is to create separate, more elegant apps that can more efficiently deal with customers' media. There's nothing worse than rocking the boat when it comes to the reactionary state of consumers right this minute.



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