iTunes 12.6.4 can no longer download app updates?

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  1. Shirasaki, Jun 17, 2018
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    Shirasaki

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    Hello everyone. I just find it is no longer possible to download app updates from iTunes 12.6.4. Does that mean we can no longer keep a collection of iOS apps locally?
    The iTunes just says "The reported disk could not be found", as if the app is gone from App Store.

    The app can be updated normally at iOS 12 though.

    Update: looks like a network problem, either on my side or on the Apple side. Anyway, works again for now.
     
  2. iGobbleoff macrumors regular

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    Yeah iTunes lost that a while ago. It’s now all off the device. There is a thread somewhere about having an older iTunes version that still does the updates somewhere.
     
  3. Shirasaki thread starter macrumors 604

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    I am using that said old version of iTunes but just realise I could not update the app using that iTunes anymore.
     
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    Well I just tried to test this, but apparently iTunes 12.6.4 won't even install on OS 10.14. Sigh.
     
  5. Shirasaki thread starter macrumors 604

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    If you have latest version it won’t install.
     
  6. sracer macrumors 604

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    Well, that's not good, IMO.

    I'm at iTunes 12.6.3.6 on a brand new iMac on High Sierra 10.13.5 and it is working fine. I need the ability for iTunes to sync apps so it looks like I'm on borrowed time. Knowing Apple, I expect they will soon make changes to the App Store to reject access by these versions of iTunes and force everyone to upgrade to the non-app-syncing versions. :mad:
     
  7. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    I'm expecting Mojave to finally break my copy of iTunes 10.4.1
    Given the rate at which Apple updates its Macs, I may just take a pass on Mojave, and any further iTunes updates.
    They'll risk a class action suit if they shut off access via the "latest" hardware, such as it is.
     
  8. GBstoic macrumors member

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    Download updates is still working for me tonight. iTunes 12.6.4 on Windows 10.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Downloading updates with iTunes 12.6.4 on a Mac running 10.13.5 is working the same for me as it always has.
     
  10. Shirasaki thread starter macrumors 604

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    Ok. Time for a retry.
     
  11. mpainesyd macrumors 6502

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    Mine seemed to be working OK until I stupidly activated iCloud Music on another Mac. Then my Mac running iTunes 12.6.4 lost all apps as well as music playlists. The only way to recover those apps was to transfer them back from my iPhone - purchased apps not on the iPhone are gone! (I might be able to recover them by downloading to the iPhone then transferring to the Mac).
    Now I am waiting to find time to recreate music & tv show playlists.
    Lesson is avoid iCloud music.
    Grrr
     
  12. Shirasaki thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sorry to hear that. Time is wasted and it is just a mess.
    One more reason for me to not sub to Apple Music.
     
  13. sracer macrumors 604

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    Whoa! Sorry to hear that. :(

    I can't help but think that it is little things like this are Apple's way of getting fence-sitters to "get all in" or "get all out".
     
  14. mpainesyd macrumors 6502

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    I managed to restore an old copy of the itunes.itl file from Time Machine and got everything back. Phew!
     
  15. chrfr macrumors 604

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    There is often a "Previous iTunes Libraries" folder in the iTunes Media folder that keeps earlier versions of the file too.
     

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