The iTunes store on PC and Mac no longer contains the App Store and devices will no longer sync apps to their computers when connected.
A new update to the iTunes software entirely removes access to the App Store from within the program, along with books. Users can still gain access to music, TV shows, films, podcasts, and audiobooks.
The program explains this in a small pop-up when iTunes is first loaded after installing the update. It also notes that apps, books, and ringtones will no longer by synced to the computer.
Keep it on your phone
Instead, Apple recommends users use the App Store, iBooks, or Sound Settings apps and features on their iOS devices to re-download anything previously stored on their computers.
The move streamlines the iTunes program while also finally separating the iTunes and App Store brands on computers. It seems unlikely that a separate App Store program will be spun-out for computers, of course.