Sunday, 24 September, 2017

Apple Releases iTunes 12.7

Apple Removes App Store From iTunes iTunes Removes the App Store and More to Focus on Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Audiobooks
June Sullivan | 14 September, 2017, 01:17

The change is now effecting only a small amount of users who manage their apps, however it may also come as a welcome change for users who have been frustrated with iTunes tendency to download iOS apps in the background.

During its keynote event in Cupertino, Apple revealed that the iOS 11 update will be available for download for iPhone and iPad owners around the world starting September 19.

Other changes that support this move include the transition of Apple's educational iTunes U content into the Podcasts section, and the addition of Internet Radio in the sidebar.

Apple's iTunes 12.7 now focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and audiobooks.

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

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

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. The update can also be downloaded by iPad touch 6 Gen users.

When opening iTunes 12.7 for the first time, users will be greeted by an update prompt from Apple. If the iTunes app is open, your Mac will tell you that the installation can not proceed until you close iTunes. It's a simple process and will barely take a few minutes. You'll need to re-download them.

When you launch iTunes 12.7 you'll see a disclaimer about the changes. Unlike previous iterations, the new App Store for iOS 11 devices will be more editorial than before and focuses on having users discover new and popular apps.

iTunes's increasingly cluttered interface is partially a symptom of becoming the single app for storing your music library and syncing apps to your phone.

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