At WWDC 2019, Apple introduced it’s killing iTunes. iTunes will probably be changed by separate Music, TV, and Podcasts apps… however solely on macOS. Home windows customers will maintain the present iTunes app they know and (typically don’t) love.
Apple made enjoyable of iTunes’ bloat at WWDC 2019, exhibiting off a video of Calendar and even Safari built-in into iTunes earlier than saying iTunes could be damaged up. On a Mac, it’ll be Apple Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV.
However what about Home windows? Effectively, Apple didn’t point out iTunes for Home windows in any respect. Billboard’s Micah Singleton says Apple advised him that iTunes would proceed present in its present state on Home windows.
Apple tells me iTunes will live on in its present state on Home windows, and the iTunes Music Retailer will probably be accessible within the sidebar in Finder on MacOS Catalina
— Micah Singleton (@MicahSingleton) June three, 2019
Brian Barret over at Wired collaborates this report, reporting that “iTunes for Home windows [will] proceed on its present state.”
That’s both good or unhealthy information relying on what you have been hoping for. In the event you needed a shiny new Apple Music app for Home windows—nicely, sorry, you’re caught with iTunes. In the event you preferred the outdated iTunes expertise, nevertheless, it isn’t going away. The basic iTunes software program, with all its quirks and highly effective options like native gadget backups, will proceed present on Home windows.