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Microsoft wants an iTunes app for Windows 8, but it's not coming 'any time soon'

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Apple's popular iTunes app might be available for the desktop mode of Windows 8, but Microsoft wants the company to create a "Metro" version. In an interview with CNN Money, Windows CFO Tami Reller revealed that Microsoft has tried to convince Apple to build an iTunes Windows 8 app, saying "the welcome mat has been laid out. It's not for lack of trying."

It appears that Apple is reluctant to create a Windows 8 iTunes app, and Reller says you shouldn't expect it "any time soon." Sources at Microsoft have revealed to The Verge that iTunes is one of the most searched for applications in the Windows Store, and that the company has been actively trying to secure a Windows 8 version. Microsoft now has over 60,000 apps available for Windows 8, and the company has managed to secure big names like Twitter and Netflix in a relatively short space of time. There's still a long road ahead to match rival tablet platforms, but Reller believes most popular iOS apps will be available for Windows 8 in time for the holiday season. "That's not just our goal, but it'll be realistic to achieve that," said Reller. "We're almost there."