After a long waiting period, Apple released a new iTunes application for Windows 10, this time made available via Microsoft Store. The program had been promised for the end of 2017, but it only arrives as a free download from the official PC system store.
The app has the same features as the existing classic version, such as purchasing movies and music, in addition to data management for iPhone and iPad. The novelties are due to the update mechanism and the operation on computers with Windows more limited. See what changes next.
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Apple launches iTunes at the official Windows 10 store Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
The new iTunes was built with the Desktop Bridge tool, which turns a traditional Windows program into a version compatible with the Windows 10 store. There is nothing new in terms of functions, but updates are now intermediated by Microsoft. With this, the tendency will be a more optimized consumption of Internet and battery when performing updates, since the Updater is always active in the system tray dispensable.
ITunes notifications also tend to have better integration with the Windows 10 sidebar on the PC.
However, the biggest change will be for users of S Mode (formerly Windows 10 S), present in notebooks aimed at the school market in the USA. As this version of the software is restricted to apps from the official store, the new iTunes offers a way to continue accessing Apple Music and syncing the iPhone to the PC even without running full Windows.
To download the program, you must have the Fall Creators version of Windows 10 (16299) or later installed. Apple, it is worth remembering, continues to offer the download of traditional iTunes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
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