Apple Raises iTunes Match and Apple Music Library Matching Limits to 100,000 Tracks

Over the past couple of days, MacRumors has received several reports from users who have been able to upload music libraries of greater than 25,000 tracks to iTunes Match or Apple Music's similar scan-and-match feature, and Macworld's iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn has also noted a number of reports on his personal blog.

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Just ahead of the launch of Apple Music in late June, Eddy Cue revealed on Twitter that Apple was working to raise the matching limit from 25,000 tracks to 100,000 for iOS 9, but the increase did not occur in September when iOS 9 debuted.

MacRumors checked with Cue back in October for an update, and he indicated Apple was "definitely working on it" with the expectation the increase would go live "before the end of the year."

Apple has yet to update its support page on uploading music Apple Music to document the new limit.

Update 12:08 PM, December 6: Eddy Cue has confirmed to MacRumors that Apple has indeed "started rolling out support for 100k libraries."

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64 months ago
Cue: "Hey did you increase the limit yet?"
Engineer: "No."
Cue: "Can you do it right now? People have been waiting for this update."
Engineer: (groans) "Fine." (changes variable from 25000 to 100000)
Engineer: "Done."
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64 months ago

Anybody with over a thousand or so tracks is a compulsive hoarder. Instead of Apple raising some limit those people should be compelled to get professional help from a psychiatrist.

Anyone with less than thousand tracks is poverty stricken and ignorant of any music. Or maybe a teenager.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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64 months ago
iTunes Match has been a broken mess since the minute the service launched
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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64 months ago
When the notification appeared on my desktop, I saw "Apple Raises iTunes Match and Apple Music" and thought the prices were going up!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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64 months ago

$0.033 per day ($0.99 per month) for 50 GB too expensive?

After an $1100 phone. Yes
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64 months ago

Anyone with less than thousand tracks is poverty stricken and ignorant of any music. Or maybe a teenager.

Well Taylor Swift has only made like 80 songs, so I don't really understand how anyone could have more than that on their hard drive.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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