Apple recently made some major changes to iTunes with the release of iTunes 12.7. The change was made to address a lot of complaints that iTunes had become crowded and messy. Apple wants to take iTunes back to its roots and make it your hub for music and video. That means some features were dropped in the new iTunes 12.7 including the ability to manage your device apps on your desktop. Obviously the loss of this feature did not sit well with some so Apple came up with a compromise. They released a version of iTunes that was actually a downgrade from iTunes 12.7. That’s right – in a very un-Apple kind of move, the company released iTunes 12.6.3 which is a new, old version of iTunes. Does that sentence even make sense?
What iTunes 12.6.3 does is bring back the previous layout and features of iTunes while turning off the prompt that asks users to update their software. Apple has said that they will not be supporting iTunes 12.6.3 with updates or new features. Basically, it’s an old version of iTunes that will be stuck that way forever until the user decides to manually update iTunes themselves. A good solution but some users have run into problems after the downgrade.