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Apple has removed the App Store from desktop iTunes

Apple has removed the App Store from desktop iTunes

iTunes 12.7 can be downloaded through the Mac App Store, or Windows users can head to the iTunes download page. The update also makes some interface changes and does away with saving backups of the apps installed on your devices. Ditching the App Store means that apps can only be downloaded using an iOS device, but as significant as this is, it is not the only notable change in the software.

Apple today pushed out an update to its iTunes Program for Windows 10 users. The option to sync ringtones and apps to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has been removed.

While you were watching new iPhones get introduced at Apple's big reveal on Tuesday, the company quietly revamped its signature desktop app for buying music, movies and TV.

Changes to the app include the moving of iTunes U content to the Podcasts section, and Internet Radio to your music library sidebar. The prompt will tell users that the App Store will no longer be found on iTunes. Seemingly, they're now going back to those earlier roots by removing apps from the latest version of iTunes. With the new built-in application, people can access and arrange their saved data across their iPhone, iPad, iCloud Storage, Mac computers, and even those that are stored in third-party services such as Box and Dropbox.

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

With iOS 11, you'll be able to download previously purchased ringtones directly to your phone too. But all of that goes partially to waste if you don't take a proper route of installation of the available update.

As expected, one of the highlights in Apple's September 12 event was the unveiling of iOS 11's final version as well as the announcement of when it goes live.


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