Apple Devices

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Apple Devices
Developer(s)Apple
Initial release15 January 2023; 13 months ago
Stable release
1.1028.9986.0 / 7 February 2024; 20 days ago
Operating systemWindows
PredecessoriTunes
LicenseFreeware
Websiteapps.microsoft.com/store/detail/9NP83LWLPZ9K

Apple Devices is a Windows iOS device management application, released as part of Apple's split of iTunes into separate apps. It is exclusively published through the Microsoft Store for 64-bit installations of Windows 10, version 22H2 and later. The app is unique to Windows, because device management functionality is found in Finder on macOS.

Like the build of iTunes released through the Microsoft Store, Apple Devices makes use of an embedded copy of Apple Application Support, and its components such as MobileDevice. Unlike iTunes, which is built on a port of macOS's AppKit to Win32, the Apple Devices app has been rebuilt using the Windows Runtime and Windows UI Library. It makes use of the same AMPDevices core frameworks as Finder does.

The app initially appeared on 15 January 2023 as a "preview". On 7 February 2024, the app exited preview, becoming the recommended method of syncing iOS devices on Windows. iTunes continues to be supported for users of 64-bit installations between Windows 10, version 1709 and 21H2, and 32-bit installations of any update to Windows 10.[1]

Version History

App version Release date AMDS version Installed size Comments
1.0.9729.0 15 January 2023 1497.1.14.1 359 MB Initial preview release.
1.0.27906.0 15 March 2023 389 MB
1.512.9729.0 27 April 2023 1533.100.57.1 391 MB
1.768.13825.0 27 June 2023 391 MB
1.1025.6145.0 24 August 2023 446 MB
1.1026.8961.0 25 September 2023 1643.2.4.1 456 MB
1.1027.8449.0 19 October 2023 1643.2.4.2 471 MB Adds iPhone 15 graphics.
1.1027.8961.0 1 November 2023 ? ?
1.1028.8449.0 19 December 2023 ? ?
1.1028.9986.0 27 February 2024 ? ? Initial release version. Supersedes iTunes on versions of Windows that support Apple Devices.

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