Good bye iTunes! MacOS Catalina is Apple's next operating system for their Mac lineup.
Features (at a glance):
- Cross-platform App support for 3rd party Apps
- Removal of iTunes
- Ability to use iPad as a second screen
- Find my App
- Updates to Photos App
- Apple watch unlocking
- Sidebar feature
Finally, Apple has done away with the clunky iTunes app that's been frustrating users since 2001. Although, it did start out great it became a nuisance in later updates & confusing for the average person to navigate.
iTunes is now split into 3 apps:
In the Music app, you have full access to the music library, just like in iTunes, regardless of whether the songs were purchased or burned from a CD. The iTunes Music Store is included in the Music app, and you can access Apple Music content, too.
The Apple TV app is similar to the Apple TV app on the Apple TV and iOS devices, offering up access to TV and movie content. For the first time, the new TV app will support 4K HDR content on 2018 and later Macs along with Dolby Atmos.
In the new Podcasts app, users can access their Podcasts library, which was previously housed in iTunes. There are features for browsing, viewing top charts, and managing your library, plus new editor-curated categories.
A new Sidebar feature, available in System Preferences, lets you turn your iPad into a display for your Mac with just the click of a button. Apple Pencil support works with the iPad with Sidecar, so you can turn your iPad into a drawing tablet in apps like Photoshop. You can extend your display or mirror it so both screens display the same content.