Back in May, Microsoft made the huge announcement that they were working with Apple in order to bring the iTunes desktop app to the Windows app store. The company promised users that the update would be available to users by the end of 2017.
However, it looks like Windows has gone back on its word. In a somewhat sheepish email to ZDnet, an Apple spokesperson admitted:
“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.”
Although it looks like the plan to add iTunes to the Windows Store still remains on the table, neither Apple nor Microsoft have provided a projected due date, or any other update for that matter. Considering that Microsoft users are not exactly happy with this news flash, you’d think both companies would try to be a little more transparent about their plans. ZDnet concurs adding:
The lack of iTunes in the Windows Store may be most disappointing to Windows 10 S users, as that version of Windows only can run apps that are available in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft has been positioning Windows 10 S as well suited for students and others who want longer battery life and better security, but are willing to trade those features for being restricted to Store apps only.
How is this letdown going to affect Microsoft? Will users bail in favor of Apple? Or will they hold on until the update?