Apple will retire the iTunes multimedia application and announce the app that will replace it during the WWDC 2019 developer event on June 3, according to a new Bloomberg report.
“Apple is finally ready to move into a new era,” says the Bloomberg report signed by Mark Gurman, a highly reliable reporter on Apple issues. The company will launch three apps, Music, TV, and Podcasts, as a substitute for iTunes, the report says.
The launch of these three applications will standardize Apple’s multimedia strategy in iOS, where these three applications already exist so that users have access to their music, podcast stations, movies, and series. On Mac, users have so far had to use iTunes to manage these three types of media files.
The Music app for Mac will be the central application, says Bloomberg, from which users can synchronize and manage their Apple devices as it is currently done from iTunes. Apple is expected to announce macOS 10.15 and includes all three applications in that version.
iTunes was launched in 2001 and since then it has been the Mac portal where users manage their music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and even audiobooks. With the arrival of Apple Music in 2015, iTunes also serves to allow users to access the streaming music service. This last fact that there was some confusion between iTunes and Apple Music, so the new strategy could create greater understanding.