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Apple has removed Apps from iTunes. People yell and scream (without an ounce of reason) about iTunes Bloat, so Apple just scrapped it all in iTunes 12.7

The people who yelled and screamed won and we all got NOTHING.

What a bunch of has-been Jerks  (Apple, that is).

App vendors will lose big time, because I now have no way to purchase Apps, so I won't

As always, the yellers and the screamers are a small minority and the silent MAJORITY loses.

Bah!  Humbug!




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by:Brian Matis
I admit I haven't researched this too closely beyond just the headlines, but what do you mean there's no way to purchase Apps?
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by:John Hurst
I can purchase via iPhone but I prefer iTunes as a more central way
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by:Brian Matis
Ok, makes sense and I can understand your frustration. I definitely used to use iTunes to manage my iPhone apps many years ago. But at some point, I did fully switch over to the App Store app directly on the phone. I'm guessing Apple has pretty good data on the download method though, and probably saw that most people were just using the phone.

Found this page where they talk about some of the changes:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208075

Reading through that, I'd anticipate that their roadmap for iTunes will get it back to focusing just on audio. Expect movies and TV shows to not be part of iTunes either at some point. Audiobooks is an interesting one... Wonder if that will stay in iTunes, move to Books, or become a standalone application at some point?
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by:John Hurst
So Apple is SO intent on using their iCloud (NEVER) that you cannot start IOS 11 unless you agree to iCloud terms and then you have to unsubscribe from iCloud.

They have turned into an utterly belligerent supplier.
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