Apple Removes iOS App Store from iTunes 12.7


Apple’s two-hour iPhone event last night was jam packed with announcements and even then the company missed out talking about a few things. Like the new iTunes 12.7 update, which completely removes the App Store section from the app.

Apple has also revamped certain sections of the app to lay more focus on movies, music, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. With the App Store section removed, it is no longer possible to download iOS 11 apps on your PC and Mac and then sync them to your iPhone or iPad.

The new iTunes focuses on music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks. It adds support for syncing iOS 11 devices and includes new features for–

Apple Music. Now discover music with friends. Members can create profiles and follow each other to see music they are listening to and any playlists they’ve shared.

Podcasts. iTunes U collections are now part of the Apple Podcasts family. Search and explore free educational content produced by leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions all in one place.

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 also removed the ringtones section from iTunes while integrating Internet Radio into Apple Music and iTunes U into Podcasts. Finally, the update also allows Apple Music subscribers to create their profiles and follow their friends and family to get a hang of their music taste and listen to playlists shared by them.

The iTunes 12.7 update also adds support for iOS 11 ahead of its release next week.

You can grab the iTunes 12.7 update from the Updates sections of the Mac App Store.

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