iTunes initially started as a music app where users could purchase music and store their song collection. It was also used to transfer songs to the iPod, and over the years it has evolved where it has become home to other features and functions, such as software used to connect iPhones and iPads to computers, podcasts and more.
This resulted in the app being so inflated that Apple eventually decided to split it into various standalone apps. Now, according to a tweet from @basiliskblaze, it seems that Apple is reworking the music part of the application to turn it into the original application for macOS devices.
macOS 12.2 beta is now available, with smoother scrolling in Safari on the latest MacBook Pro with ProMotion and the original Apple Music and TV experience supported by AppKit previews instead of web previews. https://t.co/jjM9THIxFc
– miraculous hydra (@wondroushydra) December 16, 2021
For those unfamiliar, while the music part of iTunes has been turned into a standalone music app, it has actually retained the iTunes backend which basically loads web content into the app, turning it into a kind of wrapper in the process. Although it was lighter than iTunes before, it was still not ideal.
According to the tweet, the latest beta version of macOS 12.2 revealed that the Apple Music application now uses the AppKit, which is macOS ‘original interface framework. This means that the application should be able to run faster and more efficiently after it has been fully converted to the original macOS application.
Given that, although it’s in macOS 12.2 beta, we’re not sure if it’ll be ready in time for the next update, but for Apple Music users on Mac, this could be the update we’re looking forward to.
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