Apple To Wipe iCloud Libraries Today To Prepare For iTunes Match Launch

News | Sunday November 6 2011 8:02 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Apple has again sent an email to developers of iOS and Mac Developer program informing them that their iTunes Match libraries will be deleted today, November 12th.
Apple has stated that it is deleting iCloud libraries to prepare for the launch of the iTunes match service.
 to developers towards the end of September and October, but then pushed it to “end of October”. Last week, Apple had quietly enabled the iTunes Match toggle in the Settings app.
 in June. It allows users to store their entire music collection (up to 25,000 songs), including songs that they’ve ripped from CDs or purchased from anywhere else in iCloud.
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 for you to listen to anytime, on any device. Since there are more than 18 million songs in the iTunes Store, most of your music is probably already in iCloud. All you have to upload is what iTunes can’t match. Which is much faster than starting from scratch. And all the music iTunes matches plays back at 256-Kbps iTunes Plus quality — even if your original copy was of lower quality.
iTunes Match costs $24.99 per year. iTunes Match will initially available only in the U.S.  and expected to be available in other countries sometime later.
Are you waiting to iTunes Match service? Let us know in the comments.

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