iTunes survives on Windows, manages the CD

This had eventually become a running gag. At the approach of every WWDC, the rumors rustled, announcing the dismantling long-awaited iTunes. This year, the wishful thinking became a reality. With macOS Catalina, iTunes becomes Music, and getting rid of the functions given to the applications Podcast, and Apple TV. But iTunes is not quite dead and buried : he continued his road on Windows ” in the current state “.

In macOS Catalina, the synchronization of the devices passes through the Finder.

Apple still offers iTunes 12, direct download for Windows 7 and 8, or on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. The firm of Cupertino will offer a Music app for Windows, in the same manner that it develops an application Apple Music for Android ? It does not say that. It is not even certain that it dévouera more time on iTunes than it takes to resolve the bugs casual.

The iTunes Store in the Music app.

Even if the Music app is first and foremost designed for Apple’s Music, it still includes the iTunes Store (View > View the iTunes Store) and it still manages local files. And in case you have a doubt, we’ve checked : you can still listen to and import a CD with the Music app. The synchronization of iOS devices, finally, was deported in the Finder.

The CD playback in the Music app.