Mac Appstore in MacOS Mojave not prompting me with App Updates

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by Benz63amg, May 16, 2019.

  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68030

    Benz63amg

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    Hey guys, i have a 2019 27 inch iMac an for some reason im not recieving app updates through the Mac App Store for apps such as iTunes etc, when i initially got the iMac i recall several updates were given to me through the Mac Appstore for apps such as garageband, iTunes etc but i havent recieved any other updates since then, I know theres a new version of iTunes that came out last week that i would like to update too but i can't as the Mac App Store isnt showing any available updates in the "updates" tab,

    What am i doing wrong here?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    If you’re on Mojave, you’re getting iTunes updates with Mojave updates, not separately. GarageBand hasn’t been updated in some time. You get Mojave updates through System Preferences now, not from the App Store.
     
  3. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

    Benz63amg

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    Yes i am on Mojave 10.14.5, So you're saying when i updated to 10.14.5 i also received the new version of iTunes? iTunes updates used to always come through the Mac Appstore under the "Updates" tab which is why im confused, I used El Capitan on my previous iMac (2011 iMac) and that is how iTunes updates were always provided in El Capitan.

    The latest app update i received through the Mac Appstore on my 2019 iMac with Mojave was for "Keynote", i haven't received any other update other than that for some time now.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Last update for Keynote was just a week ago - for version 9.0.2

    If you do NOT have Keynote installed on your Mac, and you want to add that as a new app, then that's done through the App Store. Updates to that Apple app come through Updates in System Preferences. That's new, since Mojave.
    The updates pane includes any Apple apps, and updates to the system, too.
    App Store is for adding new apps, and updates for third-party apps.
    The "built-in" apps, part of the system install - including such apps as iTunes or Safari, now tend to be included with system updates. Yes, you got the latest update for iTunes with the 10.4.5 update. Check it, should be version 12.9.5 for the current iTunes.
    Previous system versions don't get system updates. They get security updates, and other apps tend to be separate installs.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Yers, that's what I'm saying. Apple changed how iTunes is distributed with the release of Mojave. There's no separate download available for Mojave- 10.14.5 includes iTunes 12.9.5. The latest standalone download is 12.8.2.
     
  6. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

    Benz63amg

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    Ok thanks for the explanation guys. I just found it odd that the only update I received through the Mac App Store in quite some time was for Keynote (and not Pages and Numbers) and I thought something was wrong.
    Good to know iTunes updates are now bundled in OS X updates and not pushed through the Mac App Store.
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Last update for Keynote was ONLY Keynote, when the normal updates to that set (used to be called iWork) also include Pages and Numbers. So, you are OK this time with just an update for Keynote.
     

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