iTunes app store workaround?

mdwsta4

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I still haven't upgraded to Mojave simply because I prefer the previous 'business' iTunes that kept the app store. Have I missed an update or workaround that allows users to retain this function?

I looked back a few pages and used the search function, but could not find an answer.
 

mikzn

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I am assuming you mean iTunes 12.6.5

According to this link - Deploy apps in a business environment with iTunes - "This version of iTunes is not compatible with macOS Mojave"

I have been hoping this would not be the case, but it is starting to feel like managing apps and updating iOS apps on iOS devices from the mac is a thing of the past :(
 
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CoastalOR

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I still haven't upgraded to Mojave simply because I prefer the previous 'business' iTunes that kept the app store. Have I missed an update or workaround that allows users to retain this function?
I looked back a few pages and used the search function, but could not find an answer.
There is a "workaround", but it is not free. A 3rd party app, iMazing, supports downloading the iOS app to your Mac.
iMazing App Management:
https://imazing.com/ios-app-management
 
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mdwsta4

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I am assuming you mean iTunes 12.6.5

According to this link - Deploy apps in a business environment with iTunes - "This version of iTunes is not compatible with macOS Mojave"

I have been hoping this would not be the case, but it is starting to feel like managing apps and updating iOS apps on iOS devices from the mac is a thing of the past :(
Correct. That's a bummer. Such a PITA to download the same app on 4 different devices rather than downloading it on one device (laptop) and syncing it with everything else.

There is a "workaround", but it is not free. A 3rd party app, iMazing, supports downloading the iOS app to your Mac.
iMazing App Management:
https://imazing.com/ios-app-management
I'll have to look into that app, thank you. Do you currently use it? How do you like it compared to the built-in app manage feature of itunes?
 
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CoastalOR

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I'll have to look into that app, thank you. Do you currently use it? How do you like it compared to the built-in app manage feature of itunes?
Yes, I use it and it works great. I tested the app management feature and it worked fine, though I do not use that feature normally since I do not have many iOS devices to update (2 iPhones) and I did not want to waste drive space on my MBP. I use iMazing regularly for making backups, restores, and iOS updates.
 
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