Apple quietly released an update that changes iTunes once for all

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To avoid bricking an iPhone or iPad due to unfinished software updates, it is always best to plug in the device while installing the update.

According to the Q2 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report, the Android device failure rate for the previous quarter reached 25% worldwide, while the iOS device failure rate have shrunk to just 12% - a fraction of the alarming 58% failure rate from the same report this time past year. You'll now have to head to the App Store on your mobile device to find all your purchased and downloaded apps.

One such change is the streamlining of iTunes for desktop, removing the App Store with the update to 12.7. It no longer has an App Store for your iPhone or iPad. If the iTunes app is open, your Mac will tell you that the installation can not proceed until you close iTunes.

The app will use the internet to look for new updates.

Over the weekend, a "disgruntled Apple employee" leaked the iOS 11 code, showing us new features to expect in the operating system. Internet Radio has become part of Music, the ringtones section has vanished entirely, and iTunes U can now be found in Podcasts.

A new tab, called "Today" will show apps and stories about developers on a daily basis.

When you launch iTunes 12.7 you'll see a disclaimer about the changes.

Aside from the common redesigns applied on the stock apps' icons and Notification Center, the iOS 11 will also introduce several features for the first time. Games and Apps on the new iOS 11 App Store will be more informative with support for more video demos, app ratings/rankings and age rating.

For most people, though, it is the loss of the App Store which is the biggest surprise in iTunes 12.7.

Apple Pay has been upgraded to support peer-to-peer (P2P) payments through a new iMessage app, with transactions authenticated using Touch ID, or presumably Face ID on the iPhone X.