iTunes 12.7 for Mac re­moves iOS App Store

Lat­est iTunes up­date drops App Store, writes Ro­man Loyola

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iTunes 12.7 is avail­able for down­load with a ma­jor change in the app. Ap­ple has re­design iTunes so that it fo­cuses on sales of mu­sic, movies, TV shows, au­dio­books, and pod­casts. It no longer has an App Store for buy­ing apps for your iPhone or iPad.

This means that in or­der to buy an iOS app, you must do it on the iOS de­vice it­self. You no longer can buy an iOS app within iTunes, and then load the app to your de­vice when you per­form a sync.

Ap­ple an­nounced in Au­gust that iTunes U con­tent can now be found in the iTunes’ pod­casts sec­tion.

If you pur­chased ring­tones through iTunes, Ap­ple says that you can down­load them through your iPhone us­ing the App Store app, or through Set­tings > Sounds > Ring­tone > Store.

How to up­grade to iTunes 12.7

1. On your Mac, launch the App Store app in your Ap­pli­ca­tions folder. 2. Click on the Up­date but­ton at the top of the app. 3. The app will use the In­ter­net to look for new up­dates. If you don’t see the iTunes 12.7 up­date, try reload­ing the page by press­ing Com­mand-R. 4. When you’re ready, click the Up­date but­ton next to the sec­tion about the iTunes 12.7 up­date. If the iTunes app is open, your Mac will tell you that the in­stal­la­tion can­not pro­ceed un­til you close iTunes. Click Con­tinue to have your Mac close iTunes and con­tinue with the up­grade. 5. The in­stal­la­tion will take a few min­utes. You should not need to restart your Mac, un­less you also de­cided to click the Up­date All but­ton, which in­stalls any other OS up­dates avail­able. 6. When you launch iTunes 12.7 you’ll see a dis­claimer about the changes.

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