iTunes may soon be broken up into seperate apps


iTunes has long been known as an old and bloated piece of software but rumours suggest this may soon be coming to an end.

Steve Troughton-Smith, who has a reliable track record, suggests he has seen evidence that thee will be a new Music & Podcasts app released as part of the next macOS. The new apps will join an updated Books app and the recently announced TV app.

It remains to be seen where device syncing and management will fit into the picture but many users will welcome freshly developed apps.

At last years WWDC Apple announced the upcoming availability of iOS apps on macOS. Stocks, Home, Apple News and Voice Memo were the initial apps released as part of macOS Mojave 10.14.

The new apps; TV, Books, Music & Podcasts are expected to be part of the next wave of apps release in macOS 10.15. They are all expected to be unveiled at the upcoming WWDC on June 3rd alongside updated versions of iOS, tvOS and watchOS.

App management was removed from iTunes back in 2017 but a version of iTunes continued to be maintain for businesses to manage their apps.

iTunes was released 18 years ago and has steadily added new features over time and was an updated version of SoundJam MP which Apple purchased back in 2000. iTunes started as a simple music management tool to accompany the iPod.

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