Friday, 14 December, 2018

Apple strips the App Store from iTunes 12.7

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Sherri Watson | 14 September, 2017, 13:50

ITunes 12.7 for Mac was released on Tuesday with a major change in the app. Apple has redesigned iTunes so that it focuses on sales of music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts. Apple has also eliminated separate categories for Internet Radio and iTunes U, streamlining the interface to place iTunes U collections in Podcasts and listing Internet Radio stations in the music library's sidebar.

Even if you're not planning to spend £999 plus on the new iPhone X to get all the latest features, such as Face ID, the new iOS is introducing some functions that should improve the general iPhone experience.

Although there were prior indications that Apple was streamlining iTunes, such as when it announced that iTunes U content was being eliminated from the app, the removal of downloaded iOS apps and the App Store itself is surprising. iTunes is now focused on just two types of media audio and video. You'll download a profile to your iOS device, restart it, and then head to the update menu - make sure to back up your device before starting the upgrade. Learn how to redownload apps on your iOS device.

On the Mac, users will have to open the App Store from the Applications folder or from the App Dock.

Downloading and installing iTunes 12.7 should only take a few minutes, but this will depend on the user's internet speed.

Apple has launched the new version of iTunes (12.7) for both Windows and macOS. Once the update is available, users will simply have to click the Update button on the right side of the page and the download and installation process will begin.

Apple today pushed out an update to its iTunes Program for Windows 10 users.