Apple Is Killing iTunes, But Not on Windows

iTunes on the Windows desktop

During WWDC 2019, Apple announced the death of iTunes. iTunes will be replaced via separate applications for music, TV and podcasts … but only on macOS. Windows users will keep the current iTunes app they know and do not like often.

During the WWDC 2019, Apple mocked the flow of iTunes by showing a video of Calendar and even Safari integrated with iTunes before announcing that iTunes would be dismantled. On a Mac, it will be Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV.

But what about Windows? Well, Apple did not mention iTunes for Windows at all. Singleton, of Billboard, said that Apple had told him that iTunes would continue to exist in its current state under Windows.

Apple tells me that iTunes will continue to exist in its current state on Windows and iTunes Music Store will be available in the Finder sidebar on MacOS Catalina.

– Micah Singleton (@ MicahSingleton) June 3, 2019

Brian Barret at wired Contribute to this report, stating that "iTunes for Windows [will] continue on its current state. "

It's good news or bad news depending on what you're hoping for. If you wanted a brilliant new Apple Music app for Windows, well, sorry, you're stuck with iTunes. If you liked the old iTunes experience, however, it will not go away. The classic iTunes software, with all its quirks and powerful features such as local device backups, will continue to exist on Windows.

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