Few days after Apple unveiled its iPhone 8 lineup and the iPhone X, Apple released a major update of its popular, cross platform iTunes music player and organizer app with new features and support for iOS 11.
Every time a new iOS version is released, Apple releases a new iTunes update to allow users to sync their devices, and it looks like the latest version, iTunes 12.7, is out for Mac and Windows computers to support syncing of iOS 11 devices, but also adds several interesting features and changes.
Amongst this, a new feature of Apple Music feature which now lets you discover music which your friends listen to or share your playlists by creating a profile via either your existing Facebook or Instagram account, as well as the addition of iTunes U collections to the Apple Podcasts family.
"iTunes U collections are now part of the Apple Podcasts family. Search and explore free educational content produced by leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions all in one place," said Apple on the release notes of iTunes 12.7, which is now available for download for Mac and Windows PCs.
The latest iTunes 12.7 update also appears to be controversial among users, as it looks like Apple now encourages them to use the new App Store which is implemented in the iOS 11 OS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices if they want to sync apps or ringtones that the users have already bought.
In other words, iTunes no longer allows you to sync your iOS apps or ringtones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices from your Mac or Windows PC, as Apple has removed the iOS App Store feature from iTunes.
iOS is officially all set to be released next week, on September 19, and will support iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 7 devices, as well as recently unveiled iPhone 8 and iPhone X models. iOS 11 is a recommended update for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users whose devices are still supported.