Apple's iTunes update removes the iOS app store

Isaac Cain
September 14, 2017

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.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch apps will be exclusively available in the new App Store for iOS.

Apple announced last month that iTunes U content can now be found in the iTunes' podcasts section.

This new change effectively means that users can now download apps or ringtones only from their iOS devices.

Also, redownloading ringtones can now be handled on-device, with iOS 11.

On your Mac, launch the App Store app in your Applications folder.

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Apple streamlines iTunes in its latest update.

Click on the Update button at the top of the app.

You can also look forward to the new Files app, customizable Control Center, Voice translation, new app switcher, improved Live Photos and Portrait Mode, and slight tweaks to the UI design. Apple also released iTunes 12.7 and there's a glaring change - the App Store is gone. Apple claims that the new processor is the most powerful and smartest chip it has ever produced.

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

iTunes 12.7 can be downloaded through the Mac App Store, or Windows users can head to the iTunes download page. What it adds in this update is the ability to sync with devices running iOS 11 and social music sharing for Apple Music subscribers.

Meanwhile, the iOS 11 is also now on public beta and is already equipped with some of the newest and most interesting features that would make iPhones and iPads work more efficiently and faster.

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