In a recent article on the official website, Apple announced that starting May 25, 2018 will make significant security changes in the application iTunes for Windows. In addition to protecting users and improving the performance of the application iTunes Store, also as a consequence will be incompatibility with operating systems Windows XP si Windows Vista.
After this date users of Windows Sight yes Windows XP will still be able to use older versions of iTunes, but operations on these versions will be limited. They will no longer be able to purchase new items from the iTunes Store and will no longer be able to download items already purchased. Basically, the application can only be used to listen to locally stored music and to synchronize devices. Apple with older iOS versions.
For users Windows XP yes Windows Vista care have bought music and movies from the iTunes Store, this change will be a bit strange. It makes it impossible for them to access the content for which they have paid.
Starting with May 25, 2018, new purchases from the iTunes Store will be able to be made only with the latest version of the iTunes application and with the operating system Windows 7 or newer.
It should be noted that Apple is not the first company to discontinue support for older Microsoft operating systems. Even Microsoft has stopped updating for these OS versions, and last year Mozilla and Google announced that starting this year they will stop supporting Firefox and that Chrome.ITunes Store support for Windows XP yes Windows Vista will be turned off