Apple strips the App Store from iTunes 12.7

Posted September 14, 2017

It also adds support for iOS 11 device syncing.

Apple sneakily removed a big section from the desktop version of iTunes on Tuesday as the world was focused on the release of its three new iPhones. However, if you have updated to the iOS 11 beta or plan on updating to iOS 11 when the public release is pushed out soon, you may find that Kodi is no longer working on your iOS device.

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"The new iTunes focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks", Apple said on its support page.

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In the name of simplification and clarity, Apple has also moved the iTunes U content in the Podcast section and the Internet Radio stations in your music library's sidebar. Apple has made a decision to remove the built-in App Store from iTunes 12.7 as part of its effort to streamline its online services on desktop computers. And the new App Store makes it easy to get, update, and redownload apps - all without a Mac or PC. All you have to do is download and install the 64-bit version of Kodi for iOS. With the new built-in application, people can access and arrange their saved data across their iPhone, iPad, iCloud Storage, Mac computers, and even those that are stored in third-party services such as Box and Dropbox.

The installation will take a few minutes. The prompt will tell users that the App Store will no longer be found on iTunes. Once done, you will boot straight into the iOS 11 welcome screen, all ready to set up your device from scratch or restore from a backup, if you so wish. If you already have Kodi running on your iOS device then you know how to do this.

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Apple removes App Store from iTunes 12.7.