Apple is breaking up iTunes in macOS Catalina, but the company has much less ambitious plans for the Windows version of this desktop software. Like, no plans at all.
Not every iPhone user has a Mac, and Windows users long accustomed to managing their music or podcasts through iTunes were left hanging after Apple’s announcement of the end of iTunes yesterday during the WWDC 2019 keynote.
Currently, this behemoth of an application allows macOS and Windows users to purchase and manage their songs, podcasts, TV shows, movies and e-books from Apple. In macOS Catalina, it’s being replaced by more focused Apple Music, Apple Podcast, Apple Books and Apple TV apps.
…but not for Windows
There won’t be versions of these new applications for Windows. Instead, iTunes will keep being one-stop shop for all interactions with Apple.
This means fans of Microsoft’s operating system don’t have to learn to use new software. On the other hand, they still have to use iTunes for the foreseeable future.
Via Ars Technica