28 November 2019
With the release of macOS Catalina this year, Apple officially discontinued iTunes by breaking the app into three different apps, all serving different aims for the users, these are Podcasts, Music, and Apple TV. The change came only for the macOS and Apple announced that iTunes for Windows platform will stay for a while, though no particular timeframe was mentioned. But now, it appears, the wait is over for the users on Windows desktop as well.
Going by a job listing posted by Apple, it seems Apple is planning to finally bring an improved iteration to its iTunes app on Windows. The job titled “Senior Software Engineer-Windows Media Apps” reflects Apple is looking for engineers to develop next iTunes for Windows.
Also, the description clarifies further that whatever we are guessing is true. “The Media Apps team is looking for a creative Senior Software Engineer to work on the next generation of media apps for Windows.” Furthermore, “If you love music and you are passionate about writing code, and want to work with world-class engineering teams that ship to millions of users, the Media Apps team is the place for you,” tells Apple has finally planned to execute what most of us have been waiting for and bring Music app to Windows.
Also, another major sign can be seen under the key qualifications required to apply for this job. Apple states that the applicant with experience with UWP is a big plus. This could mean Apple may want to make its way onto Xbox One consoles as well. The benefit of launching a UWP app is being able to show up on different Windows 10 platforms. This could mean publishing on the Xbox app and then pushing it to PCs is a simple task.
Considering Apple is even expanding its services like Apple TV+ to devices other than iOS, tvOS, and macOS, like Samsung Smart TVs, Roku devices, and Fire TV, it is obvious to put faith in the possibility of bringing its Apple TV app to Windows as well.