Apple's iTunes removes iOS App Store from desktop version


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Apple on Tuesday launched iTunes 12.7 for Mac and Windows, an replace that removes the iOS App Store from the desktop software program. That means iOS customers can now not obtain iOS apps from their desktops, as Apple now pushes them towards the iOS 11 App Store.

The iTunes 12.7 replace strikes the desktop focus to music, motion pictures, TV reveals, podcasts, and audiobooks. It additionally provides assist for iOS 11 gadget syncing. Apple introduced iOS 11 will launch on Sept. 19 within the type of a free replace for the iPhone and iPad.

The ringtone part for iPhone has additionally been eliminated within the iTunes desktop replace: “If you previously used iTunes to sync apps or ringtones on your iOS device, use the new App Store or Sounds Settings on iOS to redownload them without your Mac,” Apple has notified customers in an replace immediate.

Apple detailed different iTunes 12.7 adjustments on its assist web site:

  • iTunes U: Collections of iTunes U content material seem within the Podcasts part of iTunes.
  • Internet Radio: Your Internet Radio stations seem in your music library’s sidebar.
  • Ringtones: iOS 11 helps redownloading ringtones on to your iOS gadget, with out the necessity to use iTunes in your Mac or PC.
  • Books on Windows: Books on iTunes for Windows are managed in iBooks for iOS.

The replace will be downloaded through iTunes’ software program replace function.


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