iTunes won't hit the Microsoft Store before the end of 2017
It looks like the wait for iTunes on the Microsoft Store will continue into 2018.
During the second day of its Build conference earlier in 2017, Microsoft had a surprise announcement: iTunes would be coming to the Microsoft Store (still the Windows Store at the time). Further, the app was expected to hit the store before the end of 2017. As the end of the year approaches, however, Apple is pouring cold water on that timeline.
In a statement to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, an Apple spokesperson stated that iTunes won't land on the Microsoft before the end of the year, citing a need for the time to "get it right." From the statement:
There's no new timeline available, and it's not exactly clear what is holding things up. Presumably, we'll still see iTunes hit the Store at some point in 2018.
For most Windows 10 users, this likely won't matter much; if you have the need for iTunes, you can simply use the standard desktop app. However, for anyone using Windows 10 S, which is locked to installing applications from the Microsoft Store, this delay could prove a little frustrating.
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No registry tampering, clean install, clean uninstall.
If you are an indie or startup, why should people trust your no-name *.exe?
Do you want to write your own installer, updater, uninstaller, crack-proof? Do your advertisement like what enterprises do? And MS can drag you outta store if you violate the rules e.g. collect what you shouldn't or found a way to break security and install malware on user's system.
It happened 2nd time so no more iPhones.
Personally... because I'm a kb-heavy programmer, Mac is just inefficient.
Inconsistent UX sometimes happens too... * My colleague was surprised that Apple had finally made resize-window-from-any-corner available on Mac in 2012. I'eve never used a win3.1 but I'm sure such feature was in win95...