ITunes 12.7 for Mac removes iOS app store

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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.

Aside from the common redesigns applied on the stock apps' icons and Notification Center, the iOS 11 will also introduce several features for the first time.

The new iTunes update also comes with new features like adding support for syncing iOS 11 devices along with focusing on music, movies, audio books and podcasts.

However, as of now, we are not certain if Apple's move to remove the App Store from the iTunes app will turn out good or bad or whether the change will encourage better user experience or not.

"If you previously used iTunes to sync apps or ringtones on your iOS devices, use the new App Store or Sounds Settings on iOS to redownload them without your Mac", the company says in its update. However, Apple hasn't taken away any movies, TV shows, audiobooks, or podcasts from the music app.

A few other changes in the iTunes update include shifting iTunes U to the Podcasts section and moving internet radio stations to the music library sidebar. You can update to the new version from the Updates tab in the App Store app on your Mac.

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Apple had been at the receiving end of criticism for making iTunes bloated and heavy with the integration of the app store.

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

Click on the Download button at the top.

If you don't feel like waiting until next Tuesday, you can install iOS 11 today just by signing up for the public beta program on Apple's website.

OS 11 will download onto your device, and once it's ready, you can start the install process. Learn how to redownload books on an iOS device.

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