Apple rumored to split up iTunes in forthcoming MacOS release


TV, Podcasts, and Music apps are all expected alongside macOS 10.15 later this year, and with content and media now receiving a web-based revamp thins are starting to look up in the world of Apple's media services. Users now use iTunes for nearly everything but file-based music. The program will remain in macOS 10.15, according to 9to5Mac, since Apple needs to figure out how to sync iPods and iPhones with the Mac. Apple already includes a few Marzipan apps in macOS Mojave - Home, Stocks, Voice Memos, and News. Naturally, the TV app will be dedicated toward running Apple's upcoming Apple TV Plus service, and the Podcasts app will be for, well, podcasts. It would make a lot of sense to split it up, given that iTunes has become increasingly bloated since it launched in 2001. The first hint came from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, and now those claims have been confirmed by another source, Guilherme Rambo for 9to5Mac.

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. It also doesn't help Apple's case that the app doesn't have a great track record among people.

The breakup of iTunes is arguably long overdue and should inject a bit of modernity into macOS.

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iTunes as we know it could be on the way out.

That simply won't do in 2019, and that whole interface has now been revamped similarly to the movie and TV show interfaces previously.