Windows 8 iTunes app not expected anytime soon says Microsoft

Windows exec confirms 'welcome mat' had been laid out for Apple

According to Microsoft iTunes is one of the most searched apps on its Windows 8 Store, there is just one snag however and that's that Apple haven't made one yet

Customers have been warned not to hold their breath for a Windows 8 iTunes app after Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer confirmed that they had been in talks with Apple.

Speaking to CNN Money the CFO for Microsoft's Windows division confirmed that while they had been in talks with the tech giant they'd been unable to persuade them.

"You shouldn't expect an iTunes app on Windows 8 any time soon, iTunes is in high demand. The welcome mat has been laid out. It's not for lack of trying."

iTunes is currently available to users with Windows 8 but only in 'Desktop Mode'. With the increase in hybrid tablet/laptops being made Microsoft is clearly keen to have a touch-optimised version of iTunes for their mobile devices.

It should come as no surprise that Apple is reluctant to help Microsoft increase the desirability of its tablets especially with rumours of an updated iPad Mini with Retina Display just around the corner.

Source: CNNMoney