Apple to Split iTunes into Individual Music, TV, and Books Apps

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Sources close to the development process of the upcoming macOS 10.15 have confirmed the addition of new Music, Podcasts and TV apps. (Personally, I still like it, but I recognize that I'm an outlier here.) Breaking it up would let Apple create more modern designs in less bloated apps without the decade-plus of baggage attached to the existing app. However, some users are still reporting seeing the old interface, so it seems Apple is still testing the waters, and it's not clear yet when the new one will roll out globally. It's not just Podcasts that's coming, either - Apple is also reportedly bringing standalone versions of Apple Music, Apple TV, and more to macOS.

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That makes a lot of sense: iTunes is unpleasant to a lot of users and, at the same time, has a rather outdated usage pattern if you look at the current software standard. There will be a major redesign on the Books app, in which it is said to slightly resemble the Apple News app as it will have a sidebar and a narrower title bar for its different tabs. Now that Apple has had over a year to work on Marzipan, it is likely that it would be able to resolve these issues and the next batch of Marzipan apps in macOS 10.1.5 will be free of them.

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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. Besides that, the iTunes branding doesn't align with Apple Podcasts on iOS, which is probably how most users listen on their iPhones or iPads. That will still be an improvement over iTunes on the Mac, to be honest.

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The new Apple Podcasts and TV apps, which were leaked online. As always, if you have any thoughts, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!

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