The next major release of macOS will feature standalone Music and Podcasts apps alongside Apple's promised TV app coming to the Mac this fall, according to 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo, who has discovered icons for the apps. Rambo says he has confirmed the plans with sources familiar with the matter.
Despite the standalone Music and Podcasts apps, Rambo says iTunes will stick around on the next major macOS release, as it is still used for some legacy purposes like manual syncing of older iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
Apple is widely expected to unveil the next major version of macOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next week, and rumors suggest that the update will introduce standalone apps for Music and Podcasts. Apple also confirmed that its TV app will be expanding to the Mac in the fall.
We previously discovered the new standalone Music app to be included in the next major version of macOS, 10.15. In that post, we mentioned the new Music app would be made using Marzipan, that lets iOS apps run on the Mac. Recently, sources familiar with the development of the OS reached out, correcting that information. The new standalone Music app on macOS will actually be an AppKit application, based off of iTunes.
This new version would be the final step in the process that started with iTunes 12.7, which was updated to focus on music, moviecs, TV shows, podcasts and audiobooks. With new standalone apps for all media types on macOS 10.15, iTunes becomes focused on just music and gets renamed to Music, like its counterpart on iOS.
MacOS Catalina will be the next major version of the Mac operating system. Versioned as MacOS 10.15, Catalina includes a variety of new features, improvements to bundled apps like Safari, Photos, Reminders, and Notes, the splitting of iTunes into several new apps, and some intriguing new features and capabilities that bundle well with iOS 13 on iPad (now called iPadOS).
Pour one out for your high school mix tapes: Apple announced Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that it's shutting down iTunes, its 18-year-old digital media software. In its place, Mac users will have three individual, dedicated apps for music, podcasts and TV, similar to the current iPhone setup.
While iTunes (and especially the iTunes Music Store) helped change the way we enjoy our favorite music, there will be few tearjerking obituaries for the software. Apple asked too much of iTunes over the years, turning it from a lean-yet-powerful music cataloging app into a slow-loading behemoth tasked with managing your iPod and iPhone, podcasts, ebooks and more. To his credit, Apple software boss Craig Federighi poked fun at all this bloat on stage, joking that iTunes should have a calendar and email, too.
Put simply, your content library will, essentially, be unaffected. It is just your means to accessing it that will be changing. Music, podcasts, TV, applications and so on will be accessible via dedicated standalone apps, just like they are on the iPhone.
During the ongoing WWDC 2019 keynote, Apple unveiled the macOS 10.15, and it has decided to call the latest update macOS Catalina. Along with a host of new features, the latest version of the operating system has also done away with iTunes, which has now been broken into other apps. Instead of adding more features into iTunes, it was perhaps more sensible to break it up into different apps but this can be confusing for some consumers. However, those who were used to iTunes will find that the latest update does end up making things a little more flexible, even though there are more apps that users will need to recognize.
For example, you don't configure the AppPrefixAllowList key. By default, all Microsoft apps (com.microsoft.) and all Apple apps (com.apple.) will be enabled for SSO on macOS devices. You can overwrite this behavior by adding a different prefix to the list, such as com.contoso..
Microsoft Intune will be ending support on October 21, 2022 for devices running Windows 8.1. After that date, technical assistance and automatic updates that help protect your devices running Windows 8.1 will no longer be available. Additionally, because the sideloading scenario for line-of-business apps is only applicable to Windows 8.1 devices, Intune will no longer support Windows 8.1 sideloading. Sideloading is installing, and then running or testing an app that isn't certified by the Microsoft Store. In Windows 10/11, "sideloading" is simply setting a device config policy to include "Trusted app installation". For more information, see Plan for Change: Ending support for Windows 8.1. 2b1af7f3a8