Welcome to the new era
Confirming initial reports that Apple is killing off iTunes, MacOS Catalina breaks down the legacy software into separate media apps that include Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. By introducing these media apps, Apple aims to “greatly simplify and improve” how users consume media.
While the iTunes Music Store will live another day via Apple Music, iOS device syncing and storage management will now be managed by Finder.
With MacOS Catalina, Apple is introducing Sidecar, which enables iPad users to utilize the tablet as an extended display for their Macs. There’s also a new voice control feature that lets you control your Mac with your voice.
Other new features under MacOS Catalina include Screen Time and app enhancements to Photos, Safari, Mail, Notes, and Reminders.
MacOS Catalina will be available to all Macs introduced in Mid-2012 onwards.