Apple is looking for software engineers to help build media apps for Windows. The iPhone maker posted its plans in a job advertisement tracked by Neowin earlier this month. He challenged potential candidates "to join us and develop the next generation of media apps for Windows."
Apple keeps existing versions of Windows on apps like iTunes and iCloud, but both are old traditional desktop apps that show their age. Apple announced earlier this year that iTunes will be split into three separate macOS apps: Podcasts, TV and Music. None of these apps has arrived on Windows, so PC users only have iTunes. If you are an Apple Music or Apple TV Plus subscriber, you must now use the web versions instead of dedicated apps on Windows 1
The Apple job posting mentions that "experience with UWP is a big plus," suggesting that the company wants to develop Universal Windows Platform (UWP) versions of its Windows 10 media apps. This could help Apple offer apps for both Windows 10 and Xbox One. This is especially important for Apple TV Plus because there is no way to view content from this service on the Xbox One at the moment.
It's not clear when these new media apps will be available for Windows, but the fact that Apple is investing in Windows 10 is good news for owners of Surface or Windows tablet devices who benefit from it are powered by new touch-friendly apps for Apple's services.