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Apple confirms that iTunes isn't coming to the Microsoft Store until 2018

Earlier this year at the company's Build 2017 conference, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing that iTunes will be coming to the Windows Store - now called the Microsoft Store - by the end of 2017. You might notice, however, that there are only a couple of weeks left to the year, and that deadline is drawing near.

But as it turns out, Apple has confirmed to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley that the project has, in fact, been delayed.

"We have been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers and we need a little more time to get it right."

The version of iTunes that we're expecting to see land in the Microsoft Store will be the same one that's available for download now, but converted via the Desktop Bridge. This means that it will be available for PCs only, and it won't be compatible with other Windows 10 platforms like Xbox, Mixed Reality, and Mobile.

Because of this, the delay really only affects Windows 10 S users, who are only able to use apps that come from the Microsoft Store. The OS is mainly aimed at students for the time being, and the only mainstream device that runs it is still the Surface Laptop. Of course, if users really need iTunes, they've probably already cashed in on the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 Pro, which is available until March.

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