Apple will replace iTunes with standalone music, TV and Podcasts applications in the next major release of macOS, which is expected to be presented at WWDC 2019 next week, according to BloombergIt's Mark Gurman.
This information is aligned with a recent report from 9to5MacGuilherme Rambo, who claimed that iTunes will change its name to "Music" on the Mac. In other words, iTunes is leaving and will be replaced by the new Music application, which is expected to become the new utility to synchronize and manage Apple devices. .
Steve Jobs cites Apple's press release on iTunes in 2001:
Apple has done what makes Apple's applications easy and makes them even more powerful in the process. iTunes is far ahead of all other jukebox apps, and we hope that its simpler user interface will bring more people to the digital music revolution.
This is how iTunes looked in 2001:
iTunes has attracted its fair share of criticism over the years of being an inflated software, such as the division into dedicated applications of music, TV and Podcasts that will be well received. Earlier this week, filtered screenshots provided with our first glimpse of how Music and TV applications should look in macOS 10.15.
Apple is expected to announce iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 in your WWDC 2019 Opening opening on Monday at 10 am Pacific Time. MacRumors will have live coverage of the event on our website and through MacRumorsLive on Twitter, so be sure to follow the latest updates.