Apple is finally planning to break up iTunes into separate apps for its ecosystem. The news comes from various reliable sources that 2019 might be the year iTunes is lowered into the grave.
The report comes from 9to5Mac, who claims that iTunes has outlived its usage and it will be broken up by Apple. A similar claim has been made by Steve Troughton-Smith who said that Apple will release separate apps as it did with Apple TV. Apple already has a Books app on MacOS and is expected to bring the same to iPhones as well. Apart from that, Apple will also launch separate apps for Podcasts and Music. These apps are expected to share codes with their iPhone counterparts.
However, those rooting for the demise of iTunes, Apple is still keeping iTunes for the syncing older iPhones and iPods. To be honest, this shouldn’t come to anyone as a surprise since iTunes has been a huge part of Apple and the company is still not ready to completely retire it.