Apple starts cutting the bloat from iTunes by removing iOS App Store

iTunes for PC and Mac is putting the emphasis back on being an app for music and not apps. Well, it’s also still an app for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts. But today, Apple quietly released iTunes version 12.7 for both Windows and macOS, and the most immediate change is that it no longer contains any options for syncing apps or ringtones to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. “If you previously used iTunes to sync apps or ringtones on your iOS device, use the new App Store or Sounds Settings on iOS to redownload them without your Mac,” Apple tells users in the update prompt. Additionally, the duplicate of the iOS App Store that was previously part of iTunes has been removed completely. It’s just gone. G... Continue reading…