Apple Launches iTunes Match Beta for Developers..

Apple announced yesterday at  WWCD2011 Conference, iTunes 10.3 beta is now available for use on your computer, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. , iTunes 10.3 beta is also known as “iTunes in the Cloud”.

As the release date for iOS 5 slowly approches, Apple is slowly rolling out all the features that will be available with the final release.

iTunes Match will store users’ music libraries in iCloud, allowing anywhere/anytime access to the entire library from any device.

Anyone who is enrolled in the iOS developer program will be able to use iTunes Match for free during the beta period, and an additional 3 months after release. The service is available as part of iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 with iTunes Match, and requires only turning on a setting from the store menu. All developers should be getting the email in the next day or so, but read below for the full text.

To get started with iTunes Match, download the current version of iOS 5 beta and iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 with iTunes Match. Once installed, choose Turn On iTunes Match from the Store menu, and click “Subscribe for $24.99.”

how it works: iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to your iCloud library at 256-Kbps iTunes Plus quality. With 18 million songs in the iTunes Store, most music is probably already in iCloud, but you can upload what iTunes can’t match.

iTunes Match will cost US$24.99 per year when it launches. Its public release is expected to concur with that of iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, iCloud, and possibly OS X Lion 10.7.2, all of which may debut in either September or October.


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