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Apple may be planning standalone Mac apps for music and podcasts


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It’s not exactly controversial to describe Apple’s iTunes desktop software as a hot mess: certainly compared to the slicker standalone apps for music, podcasts and other content on its iOS devices. But it looks like the company will finally be bringing that mobile approach back to the desktop, at least on its own Mac computers.

News site 9 to 5 Mac reports that the next version of the MacOS software “will include standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps”. Furthermore: “The new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps will be made using Marzipan, Apple’s new technology designed to facilitate the porting of iPad apps to the Mac without too many code changes.” That’s good news.

In separate news, meanwhile, Apple has revamped the design of Apple Podcasts’ web interface, including the ability to listen on the web rather than only being able to do so within the iTunes software.

Stuart Dredge

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