The Apple and Microsoft cold war has long been thawed, but users who follow both platforms have seen little benefit from the less conflicting relationship the two companies have had recently. However, it appears that changes will be made as Apple Music, Apple TV, and iCloud make their way to Windows and Xbox soon.
Microsoft''s Surface hardware presentation included a wide variety of announcements and among the list was its collaboration with Apple to integrate iCloud into the Window Photos app, Apple Music, and Apple TV from the Microsoft Store in a preview release, and Xbox receiving Apple Music integration today.
Apple Music will be available on the Microsoft Store starting today, but only Xbox users will be able to access it immediately. Windows users will need to wait until next year to make use of it. In the future, Apple Music and Apple TV will be released in a preview version. Insiders will presumably gain access to it in the future weeks.
A new upgrade to the iCloud Windows app is moving to devices and will once it is installed, allow iPhone users to view and manage their photos in the new Windows 11 Photos app.
Hopefully, the partnership between Apple and Microsoft continues to grow, and the journey to an iMessage experience on Windows is far closer.