Apple removes built-in App Store section with the new iTunes update

Nichole Vega
September 14, 2017

Now, when you click on the tab in the top left to switch between libraries, the "Apps" option is no longer there.

Once you have made sure that everything is up and running, make sure your device's UDID is registered with Apple otherwise you won't be able to restore the iOS 11 GM firmware.

Ringtones: iOS 11 supports re-downloading ringtones directly to your iOS device, without the need to use iTunes on your Mac or PC. It was a redundant, inefficient feature that added confusion to an already bloated piece of software.

To download iOS apps, people must instead use Apple's online App Store.

Apple removes built-in App Store section with the new iTunes update
Apple Gives iTunes a Scrub, Removes App Store and Adds Social to Apple Music

The iTunes 12.7 update is around 209 MB in size and Apple has said that the update focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and more.

The iTunes update moves Internet Radio to the Music sidebar, moves iTunes U content to the Podcasts section, and removes Ringtones. Apple has chose to remove the built-in App Store from iTunes 12.7 as part of its effort to streamline its online services on desktop computers.

Once the download is complete, connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to your computer and launch iTunes.

OS 11 will download onto your device, and once it's ready, you can start the install process. 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. Apple announced iOS 11 will launch on September 19 in the form of a free update for the iPhone and iPad. Unlike previous iterations, the new App Store for iOS 11 devices will be more editorial than before and focuses on having users discover new and popular apps.

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