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Technology Apple preparing to build the ‘next generation of media apps for Windows’

01:20  20 november  2019
01:20  20 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Apple is hunting for software engineers to help the company build media apps for Windows. The iPhone maker revealed its plans in a job listing earlier this month, spotted by Neowin, inviting potential candidates to “join us and build the next generation of media apps for Windows.”

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Apple maintains existing Windows apps like iTunes and iCloud, but these are both old traditional desktop apps that are showing their age. Apple revealed earlier this year that it’s breaking up iTunes into three separate macOS apps: Podcasts, TV, and Music. None of these apps have arrived on Windows, leaving PC users with just iTunes. If you’re an Apple Music or Apple TV Plus subscriber, you have to use the web versions instead of dedicated apps on Windows 10 right now.

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Due to the highly successful sales of AirPods, a second generation is now being prepared with upgraded hardware. Apple has decided to go completely wireless with a new case that will support wireless charging. If the iPhone X is anything to go by, the AirPod case should support the Qi standard.

Build your apps using Xcode 11, which includes SDKs for iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, tvOS 12, and macOS Catalina. Starting April, 2020, all iPhone and iPad apps submitted to the App They must also support the all-screen design of iPhone XS Max or the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation ), or later.

Apple’s job listing mentions “experience with UWP is a big plus,” which hints that the company is looking to build Universal Windows Platform (UWP) versions of its media apps for Windows 10. This could help Apple bring apps to both Windows 10 and Xbox One, which is particularly important for Apple TV Plus as there’s no way to watch content from that service on the Xbox One right now.

It’s not clear when these new media apps for Windows will arrive, but the fact that Apple is investing in Windows 10 is good news for owners of Surface or Windows tablet devices that will benefit from new touch-friendly apps for Apple’s services.

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