Just as Microsoft is reluctant to officially offer Office on iOS, Apple is doing the same with iTunes on the new Windows platforms. Neowin reports that Cupertino already offers an iTunes compatible with the classic Windows 8 desktop, but that has no intention of bringing the program to the Modern UI .
Apparently Microsoft wanted to encourage Apple to work on this version, getting a no for an answer. A Modern UI-ready iTunes could be part of the main Windows 8 application “grid” (but not Windows RT or Windows Phone), presenting some competition with Microsoft’s own music services.
I guess Apple has enough work for now polishing the details of iOS 7 for WWDC 2013, although the major reasons are the exclusivity of iTunes on Apple’s mobile devices. Android and Windows Phone could be a good place for iTunes to expand its services, although I think Tim Cook must have other plans for the future of his music business.
Maybe in the future Apple will change its mind? It depends on too many things both outside and inside the company. It’s a matter of waiting.