Apple quietly released an update that changes iTunes once for all

Apple quietly released an update that changes iTunes once for all

Apple quietly released an update that changes iTunes once for all

If the iTunes app is open, your Mac will tell you that the installation can not proceed until you close iTunes.

With Apple removing the built-in App Store from iTunes 12.7, everyone is now expecting a major upgrade for the iOS 11 App Store.

If nothing will change in the manner of installing the new mobile OS, iPhone and iPad users can check their Settings app, proceed to the General menu, and then look for a notification on the Software Update tab. With the new change, users can also download apps or ringtones only from their iOS devices.

iTunes 12.7 is a free download.

The redesigned App Store is expected to arrive on September 12, the same date when iOS 11 is released to all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

Apple is finally taking action to trim that mammoth piece of software that iTunes has become over the years, pivoting it back to its original mission: an app for music. And a lighter iTunes desktop app could make it easier for Apple to bring it in the Windows Store, as announced.

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

The installation will take a few minutes.

Click on the Update button at the top of the app. It means the App Store (pictured below) and app library sections are completely gone. 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.

Books on Windows: Books on iTunes for Windows are managed in iBooks for iOS.

Apple's iOS 11 will include an updated version of the App Store. While the App Store has been an important part of the iTunes app, the company doing away with it only suggests that the company is now shifting the app's focus to music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and other entertainment content.

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