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iTunes coming to the Windows App Store

The Verge’s Tom Warren:

Apple is planning to bring its iTunes desktop app to the Windows Store. In a surprise announcement at the Build developer event today, Microsoft revealed it has been working with Apple to get iTunes listed in the Windows Store. It might not sound like an important addition, but iTunes is one of the most searched for apps that’s currently missing in the Windows Store.

iTunes, of course, did run on previous Windows platforms, and Apple no doubt wants to give Microsoft users a chance to become Apple Music subscribers (hence the same reason there’s an Apple Music client for Android).

So this isn’t quite giving a glass of ice water to someone in hell, especially with the shape that iTunes is in these days. More like giving someone scalding hot coffee when they’re in the desert.