Previously, many sources believe that iTunes will still appear on macOS 10.15. But now, it seems that this application will "retire" after more than 18 years of dedication, counting from the day Steve Jobs introduced it on January 9, 2001 at Macworld.
According to the MacRumorsApple will replace iTunes with independent Music, TV and Podcasts apps in the next major macOS upgrade, due to be released at next week's WWDC event.
This information perfectly matches the recent iTunes confirmation report that will be renamed "Music" on the Mac. In other words, iTunes will disappear and be replaced with the new Music application. This new application will be a new tool for users to sync and manage on Apple devices.
At Apple's iTunes launch in 2001, Steve Jobs announced that:
"Apple always accomplishes everything in the best way. Turning complex applications becomes easier and more powerful. iTunes goes far beyond any other music player and we hope that a simpler user interface will help more people enjoy the digital music revolution.. "
The original interface of iTunes
However, after many years of development, iTunes gradually became cumbersome and heavier. So, separating them into Music, TV and standalone Podcasts applications will be very welcome. The leaked screenshots earlier this week show the Music app and TV interface on macOS 10.15.
New Music application
New TV application
Expected, Apple will announce iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6 and tvOS 13 at its WWDC 2019 event that takes place early next week.