App Store /iTunes Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MaxinMusicCity, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. MaxinMusicCity macrumors regular

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    Why are we required to get some apps through iTunes instead of the usual App Store? You'd think ALL apps would be through the APPS Store. I would expect iTunes to be for media downloads :rolleyes:
     
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  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Examples?

    Are you asking about the Mac App Store and iTunes for Mac (or Windows), or are you talking about the iOS App Store and iOS iTunes Store?

    There's a specific case where all apps are downloaded via iTunes: iOS apps downloaded to your computer. They are downloaded via iTunes because they are synced via iTunes.
     
  4. MaxinMusicCity thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm referring only to OSX and IOS. I've always wondered why Apps weren't strictly handled in the Apps Store. I had a hard time seeing iTunes as an App source when I first switched to Apple.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    Historically the App Store was only available on iOS; it didn't make it onto OS X until a few years later. The iOS App Store is inside iTunes because that's where all other iOS device management occurs.

    Even if the two Stores were consolidated, it still wouldn't be a true "one stop shop" since many third-party apps are distributed outside of the OS X App Store.
     

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