Amazon intends to phase out the current Kindle app for the Mac while it upgraded to a new, improved version 1.40.2 on Tuesday. However, while the release notes show “stability improvements and bug fixes,” we also observed that the app has been renamed “Kindle Classic.”
According to Good E-Reader, Kindle Classic will be withdrawn from the Mac App Store in October, and users may no longer use it after that. According to the rumor, a redesigned Kindle macOS app will be available in the coming weeks.
The new app will provide “an enhanced book reading and library management experience.” It should seem more like the present Kindle app for iOS since Amazon has been focusing on “homogenizing all of their software” to ensure that the experiences are consistent across devices.
Unlike the Kindle Classic, which was built using Java, the new software will be built with React Native. The most recent update to the Mac app was five months ago. The Kindle Classic software has received mostly one-star ratings on the Mac software store, with customers complaining about broken functionality, crashes, and a few other faults.