Last year at the Build conference, it was announced that iTunes would be making its way to Windows Store (now Microsoft Store) by the end of 2017 but it didn’t happen. The iTunes for Windows project was postponed, the Apple spokesperson had said that app needs to be improved and optimized before it comes to the Microsoft Store.
“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 last year.
As first spotted by ITHome, the recent build of iTunes for Desktop application has an evidence or a sign indicating that the app is coming to Microsoft Store soon. The evidence comes in the form of a DLL file named iTunesUWP.dll which would be part of some preparations for the app.
It seems like Apple has resolved the issues due to which the release was postponed and iTunes soon will finally make its way to the Windows 10 app store this year. As confirmed by Microsoft, full iTunes experience will be available along with the Apple Music Streaming and iPhone syncing in the app.
The addition of the app in the store would benefit Windows 10 S which is locked to Store apps. Neither Apple nor Microsoft has been clear about the release date of iTunes for Windows Store, but the app is coming soon.