Apple Plans to Break Up iTunes

Doris Richards
April 14, 2019

The break-off apps are likely going to be made with Marzipan, Apple's in-development technology that allows apps to be developed and run seamlessly across the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, 9to5Mac says. The TV app, of course, would be a place for Apple's upcoming Apple TV Plus service to live, and the Podcasts app would get podcasts, of course.

Not only is Apple focusing on its services this year, it seems like the company is also planning on separating their main apps - Music, Podcasts, TV and Books - from iTunes. According to the same source, iTunes will still be present in the next mac firmware update for synchronization purposes with older Apple devices. Apple isn't completely getting rid of iTunes, however, and it will stick around for some more time as the new Apple Music app won't have syncing capabilities for Apple devices. The direct approach to access podcasts is a friendly experience now and feels fresh, without getting into iTunes.

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.

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. Podcasts app would, naturally, be all about podcasts. The new Books application is expected to feature a category-sorted navigation sidebar that will organize books, audiobooks and titles the user has already purchased under separate tabs. As always, if you have any thoughts, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!

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