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Apple quietly released an update that changes iTunes once for all

Apple quietly released an update that changes iTunes once for all

The update also entirely does away with the App Store and Ringtones (and Books for Windows users), leaving those items to live on the iOS devices where they're actually used and taking iTunes out of the equation.

iOS 11 was announced in June at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference with Apple calling iOS 11: 'A giant step for iPhone.

The update can be downloaded via iTunes' software update feature.

Yu also warned of some bugs that may be encountered in the shift from iOS 10 to iOS 11, especially concerning quickly deprecating 32-bit apps. If the iTunes app is open, your Mac will tell you that the installation can not proceed until you close iTunes.

iTunes will first extract the firmware, then prepare your iOS device for restore, restore the firmware then verify the installation with Apple. The latest update adds changes to Apple Music and Podcast but the most important is the removal of the ability to download and organize apps for iPads, iPods and iPhones. Version 12.7 of iTunes for MacOS Sierra now focuses more on being a media hub, which is why it will no longer have the App Store. When they could happen is as yet unknown and also what the fate of the Windows version will be.

Of course, if you absolutely need to restore a ringtone or app that's no longer available, Apple says that will still be possible if you plug the device into your PC with a USB cable.

Click on the Update button at the top of the app. It no longer has an App Store for your iPhone or iPad.

Elsewhere, the iOS 11 Storage menu lists the attachments you've downloaded from the web or emails, for example, so you can remove them in one go.

"To update your apps, simply open your project in the latest version of Xcode, change the Architectures build setting in your project to "Standard Architectures" (including 64-bit), then update your app on the App Store".


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