Apple will soon be getting rid of its iTunes app. Bloomberg is reporting that the company is working on new standalone apps that will replace iTunes on the Mac.
And yes, we kind of knew this already. Back in April, we wrote that Apple is working on new Apple Music, TV, Podcasts, and Books app for the Mac that will be replacing iTunes. At the time, it was uncertain whether Apple will be completely getting rid of iTunes, as it wasn’t clear whether the new Apple Music app will have the capability to let users manage their Apple devices as iTunes does right now.
But according to Bloomberg, the new Music app will indeed allow users to sync their devices and manage them instead of having to use iTunes. We got a look at the new Apple Music app recently, and it doesn’t look very different from iTunes either, but it could mark a major change in strategy for Apple.
What will be more interesting to see is how Apple deals with replacing iTunes on third-party platforms. Whether the company will release new Apple Music, TV apps for Windows to replace the classic iTunes app (which is also available via the Microsoft Store) remains unknown. The company also launched iTunes on third-party smart TVs recently, so I’m assuming they will simply get rebranded to Apple TV once the company’s video streaming service launches later this year.