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Apple Seeds iTunes 10.5 Beta 9 to Developers


Just days before Apple's iPhone media event where the company is also expected to make the final public introduction of its iCloud services, Apple has seeded developers with the ninth beta version of iTunes 10.5. The release comes three weeks after Apple seeded the previous beta.

The beta 9 release is a required update for all developers testers of the company's forthcoming iTunes Match service, although the company continues to note several known issues with the release, including the following:

- "Scan and match" feature is not yet complete. Some users' tracks may not be recognized by iTunes Match even if the tracks are available in the iTunes Store, and those tracks will be uploaded to the users' iCloud storage. Some tracks may also be mis-matched to a different version of the same song on the iTunes Store.

- Music can only be added to iCloud from one computer at a time.

- Updating an iOS device to iOS 5 beta 7 may result in music failing to play. Users should turn off iTunes Match in settings and then turn it back on to restore functionality.

Apple continues to warn developers that their iCloud music libraries will be deleted at the end of the beta, so developers should be sure to maintain local copies of their music libraries.

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38 months ago
Well, this kind of dashes my hopes that iOS 5 will come out next week. :(

EDIT: And yes, I figured it wouldn't be out...which is why I put "hopes" in my original post. Sheeh, downvote me because I showed a little disappointment why don't ya...
Rating: 7 Votes
38 months ago


- "Scan and match" feature is not yet complete. Some users' tracks may not be recognized by iTunes Match even if the tracks are available in the iTunes Store, and those tracks will be uploaded to the users' iCloud storage. Some tracks may also be mis-matched to a different version of the same song on the iTunes Store.


Ooof... STILL not ready for Primetime??
Rating: 5 Votes
38 months ago
64-bit Version for Windows please :D
Rating: 3 Votes
38 months ago

Which is why the GM has to land today, not in 4 days at the keynote, if the rumored release dates are even possible.

It's basically all hinges on today. If the GM is seeded today, then at the keynote they will acknowledge it and say we're accepting Apps starting today (on the 4th). They'll go on to announce that iCloud and iOS 5 will be released on Oct. 10th/11th. And iPhone 5 Oct. 14th.


I don't think the GM will be released today, because it will include functionality related to the new hardware that was not announced yet.

I think it will come the day of the keynote and developers will have 10 days to test their apps on the final version of iOS5, until the iPhone and iOS5 are released on Friday, October 14th.

That's my prediction.
Rating: 3 Votes
38 months ago


Also, will they add a feature that allows users to select which songs are matched and uploaded? I'm sure I'm not the only one who has things that I just don't want in the cloud (much less taking up the space or wasting time uploading). Seems like a necessary feature but still no sign of it, doesn't make me optimistic.


Option-click iTunes icon. Create new library. Turn on Match. Open old library in Finder. Drag songs in and update Match.

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I think it's got another couple of months to go folks.
Rating: 3 Votes
38 months ago
I think that while iTunes Match will be built in to iOS 5.0 GM and iTunes 10.5, I think its still very likely that it will not be released with them if the service itself is not ready.
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago

Well, this kind of dashes my hopes that iOS 5 will come out next week. :(


iOS 5 won't be out next week anyway, GM will be out at the event next week. iOS 5 will be out a couple of days before the launch of the 4S/5 at the earliest
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38 months ago

iOS 5 won't be out next week anyway, GM will be out at the event next week. iOS 5 will be out a couple of days before the launch of the 4S/5 at the earliest


Yeah, I figured as much, but still, I was "hoping". :D
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago
Is there a windows version of this beta? or any other beta that has iTunes Match?
Rating: 2 Votes
38 months ago

Yeah what does this mean for a final release? Pushed back further than the 14th?

We cannot deduce anything from this because Apple has provided no forward guidance on the matter.
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