Apple releases iTunes update for Mac and PC

Muriel Hammond
September 14, 2017

Of course, nothing is changing with the App Store - it will just no longer be integrated into iTunes as it has been for the last few years. It means the App Store (pictured below) and app library sections are completely gone.

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.

You can find out more details about the new iTunes for Mac over at Apple's website, the software is now available to download.

To download the new version, go to the "Updates" tab in the Mac App Store.

Windows users can download version 12.7 of iTunes using this link.

With the iTunes version 12.7 for both Windows and macOS, quietly released during the keynote event in Cupertino, you no longer have access to the App Store on desktop as the focus is now on "music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks". Click Continue to have your Mac close iTunes and continue with the upgrade.

With Watch OS 4, you'll be able to see your heart rate right on your watch face. As confirmed by the company previously, only iPhone 5s and later iPhone models will be receiving the update. iPad models eligible for the iOS 11 update include all the latest iPad Air and Pro models, iPad 5 Gen, and the iPad mini 2 and later. Apple also released iTunes 12.7 and there's a glaring change - the App Store is gone.

Meanwhile, the iOS 11 is also now on public beta and is already equipped with some of the newest and most interesting features that would make iPhones and iPads work more efficiently and faster.

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