New screenshots reveal how the new Music and TV apps will look like in macOS 10.15. The screenshots have been shared by 9to5mac, following up just a day after they shared screenshots of iOS 13’s dark mode and new reminders app. These new Mac apps will shared code with their iPad counterparts, as per of Marzipan, which is Apple’s internal codename for this project.
It has been long rumored that Apple will be introducing Marzipan based apps in macOS 10.15, which will replace some of the functionality of iTunes. These screenshots posted by 9to5mac finally reveal what the apps will look like and the results might not suit everyone’s taste.
macOS 10.15 Music app
The new Music app looks very similar to iTunes, but with some important changes. The search bar is placed in a different location from what we are used to in most Mac apps. The icons in the sidebar also have neon colors, instead of the monochrome look that most Mac apps have, including iTunes. The app will support iOS device syncing. Connected iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will appear in the sidebar.
macOS 10.15 TV app
The TV app looks lot like the current Books app in macOS. There are tabs at the top for main categories of content: Watch Now, Movies, TV Shows, Kids and Library. The TV app in Apple TV also has the same tabs. The sidebar also links to these sections but adds ‘Recently Added’ and ‘Downloaded’.
Apple had announced that they will be shipping a TV app for macOS this fall, during their March event. It will be the first time that the app will be making its way to Apple’s desktop OS. The timing is just about right as Apple is working on launching its TV+ subscription service this year.
As per previous reports, Apple is also working on new Podcasts, Find My and Books apps for macOS 10.15 and we will likely see them at WWDC 2019, if not sooner.
The new Music and TV apps will not be the first of Marzipan apps on Mac. With macOS Mojave 10.14, Apple had developed a number of Marzipan apps which include Home, News, Voice Memos, and Stocks. Those apps had not been well received by the Mac community as they break conventional macOS user interface guidelines. Apple never released any updates to fix the complains with those apps though. Luckily, Apple is working on better Split View controls and user interface enhancements for second-generation Marzipan apps.
A list of features for macOS 10.15 has already been shared by 9to5mac and Bloomberg. Apple is expected to include a Siri Shortcuts, stickers and effects in iMessage, new Reminders app, Screen Time, display output to iPad and more in the new release. macOS 10.15 beta will be released after WWDC 2019 keynote on June 3, while the final version will be released this fall.