A few days ago we communicated something long awaited by some macOS users: the possibility that the iTunes will be split into several apps on the next version of Apple's desktop operating system, the macOS 10.15. Today we have more information on this subject.
The brazilian developer Guilherme Rambo, of 9to5Mac, decided to delve deeper into the story that was so far just a belief (quite well grounded, true) of developer Steve Troughton-Smith and basically confirmed (with sources familiar with the development of the next version of macOS) that this actually happens. .
For likely macOS 10.15, we'll have standalone apps focused on music, podcasts and TV shows, and a new / redesigned Books app (Books).
According to him, the new Books app has a similar sidebar to the News app (News) on the Mac and also have a narrower title bar with different tabs for “Library”, “Book Store” and “Book Store”. In the "Library" tab, the sidebar lists all the user's books, audiobooks, PDFs, and other collections, including custom ones.
The apps, as expected, will be built with “Marzipan” (Apple's new technology that makes it easy to migrate iOS apps to macOS without having to mess with their code too much). Rambo said he is not sure if the new Books app will also be created using this technology but as the iOS app has been redesigned recently, it is quite possible.
Is that our question about which app would be responsible for syncing media and content with iPhones, iPads, and iPods touch? Apple's solution was as rudimentary as possible, according to Rambo: The company keeps iTunes on macOS 10.15 just so people can continue to sync their gadgets and make backups on macOS.