iTunes 10.3 Now Available for Download

itunes 10 icon 150Yesterday, we noted that Apple had begun promoting availability of iTunes 10.3 on its main iTunes site but that the actual download page was still serving up iTunes 10.2.2 and that Software Update had yet to begin offering the new version to users.

A few hours later, iTunes 10.3 did in fact become available for download, bringing compatibility with some early iCloud features making their way to iOS devices.

What's new in iTunes 10.3

Introducing iTunes in the Cloud beta. The music you purchase in iTunes appears automatically on all your devices. You can also download your past iTunes purchases. Where you want, when you want.

- Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.

- Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music purchases again at no additional cost. Your purchases are available in the iTunes Store on your Mac or in the iTunes app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.

iTunes 10.3 also adds Books to the iTunes Store, where you can discover and buy your favorite books on your computer and automatically download them to iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

This version also allows you to use Automatic Downloads with apps and books or download previously purchased apps and books from your computer or iOS device.

iTunes 10.3 is available in a Mac version for systems running Mac OS X Leopard or later, as well as in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows.

A separate iTunes 10.5 release will ultimately bring full support for iCloud and iOS 5 later this year, and an initial beta of that version has been seeded to developers for testing alongside the other forthcoming software offerings.

Top Rated Comments

newagemac Avatar
145 months ago
Same concern here, sort of...posted this in the wrong forum by mistake


I'm not happy that my app download history has just been shared with my whole family.

I share my iTunes account with mv wife etc and now I have to explain my private download choices because everything I have bought and deleted on my iPhone is available for them to see.

All the apps I may have downloaded at the office messing about with the guys, safe in the knowledge I could just delete them off the phone, can now be seen and scrutinised

Not just "awkward" ones but also the expensive ones etc

I don't see why I have to forced to explain my purchase choices

Why can't these histories be edited?

Anyone else feel the same?

Serious concern!
I don't get it. YOU decided to share an iTunes account with other people. What do you think it meant? You do realize that they could have contacted support to get this kind of information anyway correct? And in the App store they could already go and see what was available to be installed for free.

I have never understood why anyone would share an Apple ID with other people when it is free to create an account and since with the iTunes Home Sharing feature introduced a while ago you can easily share purchases amongst each other anyway without having to make multiple purchases.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RodThePlod Avatar
145 months ago
Books in iTunes!

I'm really pleased about Books being made available through iTunes on the Mac/PC. It was kinda clunky only being able to browse/find them on your iPad/iPod/iPhone...

RTP.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
baleensavage Avatar
145 months ago
I share my iTunes account with mv wife etc and now I have to explain my private download choices because everything I have bought and deleted on my iPhone is available for them to see.
Are you serious?! If you share an iTunes account, then all she's had to do is go into the account history in iTunes to find that info out. If she really cares, then she likely already knows. And it's not like the iTunes store has porn anyway.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MattG Avatar
145 months ago
Woot, time to start working for iCloud for DROID....for those of us who can't afford an iPhone.

Why bother?? It'll just be another half-assed solution for the Android platform, that's "kinda like, but not really and not nearly as good" as the Apple solution.

You can't afford an iPhone? How much did you pay for your Droid? You can get a 3GS for $49.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bear Avatar
145 months ago
Be useful if you could actually open the Books on your Mac.
Also, why no viewing of ebooks via iTunes?
Because there is no iBooks for OS X. Provide feedback to Apple at OS X Feedback (http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html) asking for an iBooks application and explain why it would be a good idea.

Part of the the suggestion could be how having iBooks on a Mac would make things easier for you.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
outaspaceman Avatar
145 months ago
I'm, sort of, glad we can't download past music purchases here in the U.K. yet.
I'd hate to be reminded of all the embarrassing stuff I bought then deleted:o
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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