Microsoft announced at its Build developer event earlier this year the Apple would be bringing its iTunes app to the Windows 10 store by year’s end. I hope Windows users weren’t holding their breath waiting for it to happen, as blue probably isn’t a good color on them.
The idea was to make it easier for Windows 10 users to find and install Apple’s popular music management and purchasing software. But Apple now admits that it’s not going to happen this year.
“We have been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers and we need a little more time to get it right,” an Apple spokesperson told ZDNet.
Microsoft expert Mary Jo Foley told 9to5Mac she’s been told that while there are no plans to stop development on the Windows Store version of iTunes, a new timeline hasn’t been shared by either company.
It’s good to know that both parties are still all for getting iTunes into the Windows 10 store, but for now, it’s not going to happen.
Happily, most Windows 10 users can still download and install the app the old-school way. However, Windows 10 S users are SOL, as that version of Windows can only run apps from the Microsoft Store. (Windows 10 S offers longer battery life and better security, but is restricted to Store apps only.)