Apple Seeds iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 2 for Continued iTunes Match Testing

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Apple has issued Beta 2 of iTunes 10.5.1 to developers tonight to provide further testing for the upcoming iTunes Match service:

iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 is now available and includes a number of important stability and performance improvements. iTunes Match is also now available for testing on Apple TV.

iTunes Match stores your music library in iCloud and allows you to enjoy your collection from anywhere, any time, on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, computer and now your Apple TV.

iTunes Match is Apple's $25/year subscription service that will match your existing iTunes library with 256-Kbps versions in the iCloud. The service was expected to be launched at the "end of October", but has since missed that target.

Apple has provided no new estimate for a launch date for the iTunes Match service.

Top Rated Comments

BigJohno Avatar
163 months ago
Don't worry people. just means there is still bugs. It will come out when it comes out. Not like anyone can't survive with out it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
varunsanthanam Avatar
163 months ago
Apple TV Support FTW
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ethana Avatar
163 months ago
As a Beta user of iTunes Match since Day 1 I must say that you WANT to wait. It's been buggy as all hell. I noticed already that this release is MUCH faster so far.

Please be patient people... Apple just wants to do the right thing and release a great product. That's the difference between Apple and everyone else.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tonewheel Avatar
163 months ago
If I understand correctly, Apple wants me - the average Mac-fan - to pay $25 a year in order to:
1. Lose control and privacy over my music library.
2. Become completely dependent on a good internet connection at any time.
3. Become completely dependent on iCloud to work well and smoothly at any time.
4. Listen to all my stuff on downgraded quality.

I certainly missed something, but I'll stick to old school methods:
1. I'm the only one to rule over my music collection. I decide who to share my music with. I'm still the king in my little network :o
2. I can listen to anything I like everywhere, anytime, even if the net's not available :)
3. My music collection (with backup) is stored in my iPod and hard drives that I have physical control over. If anything fails I see it right away and can deal with it :eek:
4. All my stuff has a bit rate of at least 320 kbps and I don't want anything less ... even if my ears can't hear the difference :rolleyes:
5. I'll spend $25 a year on music instead :p


It's the man keeping you down.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steviem Avatar
163 months ago

Isn't it "amateur hour" to let your developers' betas expire? That really looks bad....

Really? I'd say letting people use an old beta for ages is even more amateurish, but who am I to talk.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kjs862 Avatar
163 months ago
agreed, get it right the first time. don't mind the delay.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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