THE iTunes it was originally released in January 2001, adapted from software acquired by Apple in 1998 called SoundJam MP. Since then, there have been 12 great different versions with many changes and new features.
The current version of iTunes is not bad we already had some very heavy / unstable ones, but the software suffers from a chronic problem with the accumulation of functions. What was only a music manager / player nowadays also includes videos, podcasts, apps, stores and so on; not even his name makes more sense. Outside of iTunes, currently, there are only two things: the Mac App Store and iBooks.
Design students at Fachhochschule Potsdam (FH Potsdam, Germany) decided to create a complete concept, imagining what iTunes would look like in 16 (!) Different apps. Just them:
The basis of the idea itself is to break up the fantastic iTunes and not something new. The guys' work was top notch, but I think they exaggerated a little in the "break up"; some of the new apps designed are already confused. We may not need 16, but about 5-6 apps?
I have long dreamed of the return of iSync to OS X, which would be a dedicated app for you to manage all your apps and content sync with iPads, iPhones and iPods. A Podcasts app is also obvious, since it already exists on iOS. I would leave iTunes only focused on music, either in your local library, on Apple Music or on radio, while another app would be directed to videos (movies and TV shows). IBooks (or Apple Books, as they wanted to call it) would encompass everything related to books, whether in text or audio. Finally, iTunes U also deserved a dedicated Mac app.
So, it would be too beautiful.
(via Six Colors)
Update · 10/19/2015 s 18:46
After disclosing the above concept, the reader David Costa got in touch saying that he had also been working on a similar idea for a while and that, when he saw our post, he decided to finalize his proposal.
See how it looks:
For me it is also not perfect (what, after all? :-P), but it already follows a division more in line with what I had suggested. Cool!