Last month Apple ripped the App Store out of iTunes for PC and Mac, alongside ringtones and other features, without bothering to tell anyone beforehand. Understandably, a few people have been upset ever since at the fact that iTunes 12.7 is less bloated than past versions.
Bloat lovers have a reprieve, however. Apple has silently made iTunes 12.6.3 available for download, and this is a special version that still includes all of the old functionality – the App Store, iBooks, and ringtones. It’s up for grabs for PCs and Macs, and is meant for certain businesses performing internal app deployments. That said, anyone can install and use it.
Furthermore, if you do install this special release, you will never be prompted to update to newer versions such as 12.7. Oh, and you can install iTunes 12.6.3 even if you have already upgraded to the much-hated 12.7 iteration – but some manual library rebuilding may be required if you go this route. iTunes 12.6.3 also has support for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and iOS 11.
Published at Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:02 +0000