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Apple changes iTunes. Windows XP and Cistra left out.
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:15:57 AM »
If you use iTunes on a Windows XP or Vista PC, this may be of interest to you.

Windows XP or Vista PCs
Starting May 25, Apple will introduce security changes that prevent older Windows PCs from using the iTunes Store. If you have Windows XP or Vista PC, your computer is no longer supported by Microsoft, and you're not able to use the latest version of iTunes.
You can continue to use previous versions of iTunes on your Windows PC without support from Apple. However, you won't be able to make new purchases from the iTunes Store or redownload previous purchases on that computer.
After May 25, you'll need to use Windows 7 or later with the latest version of iTunes to make purchases from the iTunes Store and redownload previous purchases.
The latest version of iTunes is available for PCs running Windows 7 or later. Download the latest version at apple.com/itunes.
It has bee reported that about 7 per cent of all PCs in the world still tun on Windows XP. How many also run iTunes is not easy to calculate. Still, Apple  might be cutting off g out a significant part of its customers. Maybe.

Also, this also has impact ton Apple TV (1st generation).


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Re: Apple changes iTunes. Windows XP and Cistra left out.
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
Apple is just covering their bottom by removing support from an OS that is no longer patched. If they continued to support their software for use on XP and somehow people had their accounts (hacked/stolen or whatever) it would make for bad news. I am actually surprised that Apple didn't pull the plug sooner on XP.

If anyone was hard up for money to where they cant afford a used or refurbished Windows 7 or newer computer for less than $90, then they might have the wrong priority to spend money on media.... Getting a Windows 7 or newer computer doesn't cost all that much and anyone who is still on XP still have other ways to get music and videos from other than Apple.