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# 251052 6-Jun-2019 11:38
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With Apple ditching itunes, I am wondering what will replace it for syncing our iphones? I am not very clever and there is probably already a better way of doing it, but I do like it syncing with my PC.


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  # 2252885 6-Jun-2019 11:48
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Syncing is now in Finder; it shows up in the sidebar like a hard drive.




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  # 2252886 6-Jun-2019 11:50
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Behodar:

 

Syncing is now in Finder; it shows up in the sidebar like a hard drive.

 

 

 

 

Thats just on a Mac isnt it?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2252889 6-Jun-2019 11:52
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Yes; on Windows you'll continue to use iTunes. It's only being split into separate apps on MacOS.


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  # 2252890 6-Jun-2019 11:52
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If by PC you mean Windows, then iTunes on Windows isn’t affected and isn’t being split up. It’s going to continue to work exactly as it does now.




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  # 2252893 6-Jun-2019 11:53
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Behodar:

 

Yes; on Windows you'll continue to use iTunes. It's only being split into separate apps on MacOS.

 

 

 

 

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  # 2253295 6-Jun-2019 20:16
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Don't count on it staying around on Windows long term.  They want you subbed to Apple Music.  


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  # 2253301 6-Jun-2019 20:21
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Can you expand on that? The current version of iTunes for Windows supports Apple Music, doesn't it? Furthermore, it looks like the new Mac apps are built using Catalyst, which presumably makes them impractical to port to Windows.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2253318 6-Jun-2019 20:59
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I mean syncing and local media management. 


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  # 2253547 7-Jun-2019 08:13
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Thank the Overlord that I have not upgraded my iMac and can only run the older version of Mac OS, making this update one for other people to worry about. 

 

 

 

I'll keep on using iTunes for now. 





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  # 2253666 7-Jun-2019 11:30
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Thank the Overlord that I have not upgraded my iMac and can only run the older version of Mac OS, making this update one for other people to worry about. 

 

I'll keep on using iTunes for now. 

 

We move on. iTunes has become too big and clumsy and with the addition and expansion of TV & Movies, which Apple is hoping to move into in a BIG way, then iTunes had to be broken apart.

 

I for one like that syncing will be done via the Finder just like any other external device.

 

Have a read of this Apple article: About the upcoming changes with iTunes on Mac





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Ah, thanks @FineWine - I hadn’t seen that info on the replacement apps & the back-up via finder (I’m a Mac user).
I’m also a long time iTunes user and have used it to rationalise data across various iPods, iPhones & iPads over the years. I had a moment of worry recently when Apple TV appeared on my home screen... but I couldn’t find my video collection..... oh, yeah, they were within the new app.
The only gripe I have now is with regard to purchasing and updating iOS apps - I much preferred doing this via iTunes on my Mac, rather than on each iOS device. It was easier to browse the App Store and buy an app or update an app on the computer so that when you’d sync your devices the new/updated apps would sync across. Now (if apps are iPhone & iPad compatible) I have to download and update on both devices over WiFi - a more cumbersome & time consuming process....sigh...




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  # 2253732 7-Jun-2019 13:05
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clicknz: Ah, thanks @FineWine - I hadn’t seen that info on the replacement apps & the back-up via finder (I’m a Mac user).
I’m also a long time iTunes user and have used it to rationalise data across various iPods, iPhones & iPads over the years. I had a moment of worry recently when Apple TV appeared on my home screen... but I couldn’t find my video collection..... oh, yeah, they were within the new app.
The only gripe I have now is with regard to purchasing and updating iOS apps - I much preferred doing this via iTunes on my Mac, rather than on each iOS device. It was easier to browse the App Store and buy an app or update an app on the computer so that when you’d sync your devices the new/updated apps would sync across. Now (if apps are iPhone & iPad compatible) I have to download and update on both devices over WiFi - a more cumbersome & time consuming process....sigh...

 

Or you could just turn on automatic updates and let the apps update themselves...






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Brumfondl:

 

Or you could just turn on automatic updates and let the apps update themselves...

 

 

 

 

Yes, I've almost given in and set this, but there are a few apps I use for business (drone operating, camera gimbal adjustment and image downloading apps specifically) that have occasionally had bad updates for various reasons. As I can't afford to be caught out with non-operating equipment I always check user forums before updating these apps and sometimes have to skip updates





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