Apple has started rolling out a new update for its rather popular iTunes music player for syncing iOS 11 devices, which is now available on Windows and Mac. The new iTunes 12.7 update essentially allow users to sync their devices with latest version of iOS, and brings several new features and changes.
One of them being the updated Apple Music feature that allows you to discover new music that your friends are listening to. Users can also share playlists by making a profile with either their Facebook or Instagram account. In addition, the feature also brings iTunes U collections to Apple Podcasts.
“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,” Apple explains in iTunes 12.7 update’s release notes.
iTunes is popular cross-platform app that gives users the ability to easily manage multimedia content such as music, movies, TV shows as well as apps on their iOS devices. However, the new iTunes update appears to have removed support for syncing apps or ringtones.
The reason being that Apple has implemented a new App store in iOS 11 if users wish to sync apps and ringtones they already have. As the company now has removed the iOS App Store from iTunes, which means you can no longer sync your ringtones and iOS apps you’ve already bought. That said, it seems users can still drag and drop their custom ringtones onto their devices using iTunes.
The upcoming iOS 11 is slated for a release next week, starting September 19. Apple plans to switch entirely to a 64-bit architecture with the next version of iOS. Now, this would essentially mark the end of the line for legacy iPhones and iPads that came with a 32-processor. As iOS 11 will support devices starting with the iPhone 5S onwards, which include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, along with newly launched iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.