We are expecting that iTunes would depart, or at the very least change significantly, for years now. That move is also getting closer, with the suggestion being that we are going to see iTunes torn apart as of macOS 10.15.
The news comes through a tweet by a very renowned developer Steve Troughton-Smith who said that he’s discovered evidence and it might suggest that Apple is working on new UIKit-based apps known as Music, Podcasts, and Books.
Those would replicate their iOS counterparts, and permit for all of the apps to exchange the present features that are a part of iTunes for macOS.
“I am now fairly confident based on evidence I don’t wish to make public at this point that Apple is planning new (likely UIKit) Music, Podcasts, perhaps even Books, apps for macOS, to join the new TV app. I expect the four to be the next wave of Marzipan apps. Grain of salt, etc”
The idea of these separate apps for all of these features’ jives well with the arrival of the TV app on the mac, one thing that may happen later this year. There’s already a Books app, of course, however, the fresh app would doubtless be expanded to additionally embody audiobooks.
All of this may doubtless be designed due to the arrival of Marzipan, a framework that Apple added in macOS Mojave to permit it, and developers, to show iOS apps into apps that may run on a mac.
Developers are curious simply what Marzipan can mean for mac development since before it had been announced, and it’s encouraging to see Apple is now working to bring its own Marzipan-powered apps to the mac. With Apple Arcade additionally in the works, it’s doubtless candy is leveraged there, too.
(Source: Steve Troughton-Smith [Twitter])
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