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Job listings point to plans to finally revamp iTunes

by Jacob Kleinman | May 26, 2015May 26, 2015 4:00 pm PDT

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Apple’s Music app is expected to get an overhaul this year as it absorbs Beats Music and expands into à la carte streaming. Now, it looks like iTunes could get a much-needed refresh as well after Apple posted a whole bunch of job listings seemingly focused on the desktop music app on Tuesday.

Spotted by Apple Insider, the new positions focus on music search and discover, video, and big data, suggesting iTunes is getting a major update. The listings mainly focus on the iTunes store, along with iTunes Genius, iTunes Match and iTunes Radio, which all fall under the company’s Music Discovery Services Group umbrella. Clearly Apple has big plans for its music service.

Unfortunately, we’re not expecting to see these changes implemented anytime soon. If Apple is just hiring people now, it could be months or even years before anything official is announced. It’s possible the company has already made some big changes internally, and simply needs more engineers and employees to help cross the finish line.

We may get a glimpse at the future of iTunes during Cupertino’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference next week, though Apple is more likely to focus on updates for iOS, OS X and Apple TV during the annual event.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...