With the release of macOS 10.15, Apple might separate Apple Music and Podcasts apps from iTunes and offer them as standalone applications.
The rumor came from the famous developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who shared in Twitter that Apple is probably working on new UIKit-based Music, Podcasts, and Books apps for macOS, which will join the TV application that Apple has previously announced.
According to Troughton-Smith, Apple’s purpose is to offer the four services separately as the next wave of its Marzipan initiative (combining apps to run on multiple platforms).
The separate applications suggest that Apple is breaking up the iTunes app for Mac, which is where Podcasts, Movies, and TV Shows are currently available.
Despite the fact that Apple already has a Books application, an updated version or separate app that features audiobooks could be in development at present.
In macOS Mojave Apple introduced the groundwork for cross-platform iOS and Mac applications, as well as dedicated Mac apps for Home, Stocks, Apple News, and Voice Memos.
Each of these programs was based on iOS apps, which means that the upcoming update might bring additional iOS apps to Mac to replace iTunes.
Apple will show a preview of macOS 10.15 alongside iOS 13 at its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference, which will take place on June 3 – 7, 2019 in San Jose, California.