Apple could be working towards the release of a new app for Windows 10, according to a report this week from an Italian website.
The blog Aggiornamenti Lumia suggests that an app from Apple is “coming soon” to the Microsoft Store, but stops short of providing additional details.
Apple still maintains a Windows version of the iTunes app, which has been discontinued on Mac and replaced by several standalone apps that split Apple’s streaming services and content libraries into more manageable portals: Music, TV, Books, and Podcasts.
iTunes is currently the only native way to access Apple Music on Windows, and there is no Apple TV+ app. PC users wanting to stream Apple TV+ content must do so via Apple’s website, so the natural assumption is that the rumored new Apple app could include a native portal for Apple TV+ and Apple Music.
Last year, a LinkedIn job listing revealed that Apple was looking to hire engineers with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) experience to work on the “next generation” of media apps for Windows.
UWP apps can run on Windows PCs, Xbox One, and HoloLens, and could conceivably give Apple additional avenues to push its streaming services.
That being said,
Aggiornamenti Lumia has no track record of predicting Apple product launches, and doesn’t cite any sources to back up its claim, which was reported by
9to5Mac earlier today.