iTunes Removes the App Store and More to Focus on Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Audiobooks

If you have just updated iTunes and opened it up you will have seen a message delivering the news that the App Store has been removed from iTunes. In a typically Apple way, the message is conveyed without actually saying that the App Store has been removed, rather it outlines the ‘new focus’ of the iTunes app. For the longer version of this, see the support article which states,

The new iTunes focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. Apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are now exclusively available in the new App Store for iOS. And the new App Store makes it easy to get, update, and redownload apps—all without a Mac or PC

If you had any unique trickery for side-loading apps from iTunes to avoid using data [^ Believe or not, data usage is till a going concern in certain parts of the world], you are not completely out of luck. The roll back articles haven’t started appearing yet, but you can still use something like iMazing to similar effect. Note, iMazing is also available on Setapp