Apple is rebuilding the Music app for macOS as a totally native app, in response to beta code seen by 9to5Mac.


Code within the first beta of macOS Monterey 12.2, seeded to builders yesterday, reveals that Apple is rebuilding the Music app utilizing AppKit, macOS’s native interface framework. The transfer will result in vital enhancements to the efficiency and expertise of utilizing the Music app, however no vital UI or interface adjustments.

In keeping with 9to5Mac, the Music app is at the moment utilizing JET, a know-how to show net content material into native apps. The present Music app, which changed iTunes however makes use of the identical back-end, is closely reliant on loaded-in Apple Music net content material, which some customers have criticised for having sluggish responsiveness and usefulness points.

Whereas some components of the Music app, such because the library, had been already native, Mac customers will discover that looking for media in ‌Apple Music‌ is quicker, displaying rebuilt native interfaces. Because of this, scrolling, gestures, and animations are additionally extra responsive.

Apple is probably going nonetheless bettering the brand new native components of the app, so some interface parts or results could at the moment be lacking. Apple already rebuilt components of the Apple TV app utilizing JET in ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.1.

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