Apple has been very busy of late, and it would appear that the company has not had time to inform everyone of the changes coming to iTunes. The 12.7 update dropped out of nowhere and has managed to remove the App Store from Mac and Windows machines. As usual, this is being sold as a feature.
According to the update, the new iTunes “focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. Apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are now exclusively available in the new App Store for iOS. And the new App Store makes it easy to get, update, and redownload apps—all without a Mac or PC.”
What is means is that Apple users will have to manage their apps on their iPhones and iPads. Like every other smartphone user has done since the devices were introduced.
A couple of categories have also been rearranged, with Internet Radio being folded into Music and iTunes U shifted to the podcast section. Syncing for iOS 11 has been added with the update, along with the new Apple Music feature that allows users to follow friends and see what they are listening to.
[Source: Apple Support]