iTunes 10.5 available for download - NOW!

iTunes 10.5 available for download - NOW!

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iTunes 10.5 available for download

Ahead of tomorrow's release of iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple has released an update for iTunes.

iTunes 10.5 contains the following improvements:

  • iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
  • 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, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
  • Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they're both on the same Wi-Fi network. [Note: Apple has a knowledge base article on troubleshooting WiFi syncing.]

iTunes 10.5 brings with it compatibility with iOS 5 and iCloud, and adds support for the iTunes Match part of the iCloud service.

iTunes Match is a $24.99/year subscription service that allows users to have their entire music library synced with Apple's database of over 20 million tracks, making those songs available for use on any iCloud-enabled device. If a particular track isn't available on iTunes, don't worry, it can be uploaded so it too is available to all your devices.

If you're going to be upgrading to iOS 5 tomorrow then you will need this update, so get it now rather than having to fight it out tomorrow.

Go get it!

Topics: Operating Systems, Apple, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility

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  • This no longer requires Quicktime too

    So the Quicktime plugin won't go stealing up all of my MIME types anymore - even when they're unchecked.
    Joe_Raby
  • RE: iTunes 10.5 available for download - NOW!

    Dear Apple, not including Quicktime is a HUGE start, but I haven't had the need for it in well over 5 years now. It's time to kill it for good.

    PS: Can Bonjour be killed off next, please? That thing is a cancer on PCs. And don't give me crap about how it's Windows' fault.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • Bonjour is the autodiscovery technology

      that allows iTunes to do media streaming and wireless sync. It isn't going anywhere.
      baggins_z
      • RE: iTunes 10.5 available for download - NOW!

        @baggins_z

        Then they could at least invest more into making it compatible with Windows systems. You wouldn't believe the problems it causes.
        The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • On my devices anywhere?

    Like on my non-iOS phones and tablets?
    rhonin
  • RE: iTunes 10.5 available for download - NOW!

    Not having quicktime should reduce some of the bloat in iTunes.
    LoverockDavidson_-24231404894599612871915491754222
    • How will Quicktime movie formats survive....

      in a Windows 8 world?

      A Metro version of iTunes will certainly help with the bloat too.
      Joe_Raby
  • RE: iTunes 10.5 available for download - NOW!

    since i installed itunes 10.5 it freezes the moment you plug in your iphone to upgrade.
    I removed and reinstalled it now 4 times and my nerves are hitting the ceiling!!
    any idea when its going to get fixed or are they saying it's our fault?
    bartpit
    • RE: iTunes 10.5 available for download - NOW!

      @bartpit
      That stinks....Since I installed iTunes 10.5 I can't access the iTunes Store and when I spoke to tech support at Apple they told me I have to ask my virus software to fix the problem. I can't believe they are so bold and braizen to push their problems to the other guys. Then again maybe it's just what Apple does.
      I was considering an iPad purchase. No way now!!!! Sorry I don't have an answer for your problem either.
      anonymous