Questionable Rumor Claims Safari and iTunes to Merge Into Single Application

Three Guys and a Podcast claims that Apple is working to merge its iTunes application into its Safari browser later this year, creating a single application for browsing web and media content.

Apple may be preparing a massive move that will propel Safari from niche browser to market leader. The move to merge Safari and iTunes into one software solution appears long in the works, which may arrive this fall at Apple's usual iPod special event.

According to the report, one reason for the push is to boost Safari's market share among Internet browsers, where Apple has yet to crack the 5% mark. Tying iTunes into Safari, it is argued, would likely bring a significant boost to the company's share of the browser market as consumers turn to the integrated environment.

It is believed that Safari will be the only browser able to access iTunes, as iTunes is built into the browser itself. "Moving iTunes organizational side-bar into Safari isn't a monumental task" claimed a source, adding "Safari would skyrocket in use as a result of integrating the software titles together."

We are highly skeptical of the claim for a number of reasons, including significant reservations due to the rumor's source, which has in the past appeared to base its claims on significant amounts of speculation.

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125 months ago

Ugh.


No one on windows cares about Safari ( apart from testing web sites ) - it doesn't look and behave like a windows app.


This might be exactly why Apple would integrate Safari into iTunes. ;)
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125 months ago

Safari is utter crap.

iTunes isn't much better.

I'm not sure how crap + crap would equal not crap.


I certainly don't think Safari is utter crap. I'm suspecting you're a PC user that's tried Safari and just hates it. On the Mac it's an excellent browser and it's inline with the UI. iTunes is great app, but yes it's sadly bloated and slow. Apple needs to work on iTunes badly, but I don't agree either with integrating the browser and media player.
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125 months ago
For the sweet love of God Apple, NO!
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