Alongside its reveal of macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple confirmed its plans to axe iTunes on its desktop operating system in lieu of three separate applications: Music, TV and Podcasts. While that division made sense on macOS, it did leave the fate of iTunes for Windows in the air.
Thankfully, the company has now clarified that iTunes for Windows will remain available to users for the foreseeable future. In a statement to Ars Technica, Apple explained that the app will not be broken down into separate applications on Windows and there will be no changes to the functionality it provides.
The company's statement was, however, more ambiguous regarding the level of support it will provide for iTunes on Windows, and whether Windows users can expect to see any feature updates for the application in the future.
The Microsoft Store started carrying iTunes a little more than a year ago, and it's already among the top apps in both the free and most popular categories on the store. It, therefore, makes sense for Apple to retain the aging application, especially for those iPhone and iPad users who don't own a Mac and want to sync their devices.
Source: Ars Technica