With WWDC19 kicking off tomorrow, Apple has left several clues that major changes are afoot. The iTunes brand in particular could be history, as the company moves to separate the iTunes app into several distinct parts. The iTunes Instagram page has been wiped out, with a link directing visitors to the Apple TV account instead.
The iOS App Store can be used to find an app that was previously installed on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Viewing a list of past app purchases makes it possible to quickly and easily reinstall an app. A collection of apps associated with one Apple ID can even be searched for a specific app owned by the account.
Looking to start a new subscription to Netflix on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? Netflix has recently removed the option to sign up for its streaming video services from within the iOS app. This means new and returning members cannot use iTunes to automatically pay for Netflix services.
App ratings on iTunes can be helpful when shopping for an app. But it's easy to forget this when an app nags you for a rating with a pop-up window. Not only does it interrupt what you're doing, but these in-app rating requests can repeat in the same app. Although Apple limits rating requests to three times per 365-day period for each app, there's an easy way to abolish them once and for all.
Sometimes when a major natural disaster strikes, Apple activates iTunes donations to make it easy for customers to help. This summer is no different, with Apple opening up American Red Cross donations to help those affected by the wildfires rampaging across the state of California. If you'd like to donate, iTunes will transfer 100 percent of your donation dollars directly to the Red Cross.