Apple quietly lists iTunes with the App Store on its support webpage
ITunes version 12.6.3 can be downloaded from Apple’s support page and it supports installing iOS apps. It does not auto-update and Apple has made it clear that it only supports the latest version of iTunes, it is for iTunes 12.7.
Apple recently updated iTunes for the desktop to version 12.7, which removes support for installing and managing iOS apps through iTunes and removes support for ringtones. If you want the App Store back, good news, the company has released another version of the iTunes software that supports omitted features.
Apple has listed iTunes version 12.6.3 on their support web page for downloads. The web page states that the version is “designed to help enterprise environments manage and deploy apps on iOS devices.” Since some business partners may still need to use iTunes to install the app, Apple has revived the kill-off feature by releasing the older version.
ITunes version 12.6.3 is not limited to Enterprise and anyone can download and install it. Once installed, it will not update automatically and one will have to manually upgrade to the latest version. It should be noted that Apple is not providing technical support for this version of iTunes.
ITunes was released by Apple on September 12.7 and focused on audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and music. This has removed support for installing apps directly from iTunes to your iOS device. Redditors who have tried version 12.6.3 of iTunes warn that this version may rebuild your music library and cause some unexpected problems.
We don’t know how long Apple will allow installing older versions of iTunes. Users will be able to use this version until Apple completely shuts down its functionality or comes up with another solution for users who still want to use iTunes to install the app on their iOS device.