As of May 25th, Apple will no longer support iTunes for Windows Vista and XP operating systems, in addition to the first generation Apple TV.
This information comes in a new document from Apple, where it already qualified the first generation Apple TV as obsolete. The main reason would be the change of security updates.
Support will cease on May 25th this year, so you still have time to upgrade your Windows operating system if you want to continue using Apple’s legendary software on your current computer.
iTunes in Windows
This does not mean that you will no longer be able to use iTunes , but rather that you will not be able to make purchases from the Apple application store through it. You will also not be able to retrieve your integrated purchases if you use one of these versions.
“Starting May 25th, Apple will make security changes that will prevent older Windows PCs from using the iTunes Store. If you have PCs running Windows XP or Vista, your computer is no longer compatible with Microsoft and you will not be able to use the latest version of iTunes.”
Apple’s note continues with the Apple TV :
“Also as of May 25th, security changes will prevent Apple TV (1st generation) from using the iTunes Store. This device is an obsolete Apple product and will not be updated to support these security changes.
In the year 2015, Apple declared the first Apple TV obsolete, almost 3 years later, will be when it stops receiving security updates , so we can not visit the content store from this device either.
Remember that Windows officially stopped supporting Windows XP on April 8, 2014, while Windows Vista did so on April 11, 2017 with the latest Service Pack 2 update.