Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report announced Monday at its World Wide Developers Conference that it's splitting up its bloated iTunes program into dedicated media apps for the next version of its Mac operating system, known as Catalina.
The move is meant to streamline Apple's consumer media services and have its desktop programs and more closely resemble those of its mobile apps. iTunes will be split into separate Music, Podcasts and TV apps, each of which already have individual apps in iOS.
In addition, the Podcasts app will now have search capabilities so that users can search on topics and keywords rather than just names of podcasts.
Apple shares were down 1.4% to $172.61 on concerns about the possibility the Justice Department could launch an investigation of the tech giant.