Earlier just moments ago we had reported about iTunes 10.5 getting released for public. Now users worldwide can download the Final Version of iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5 as well as iCloud service is scheduled to be released tomorrow. However Apple has seeded yet another iTunes 10.5.1 Beta version to Developers to Continue iTunes Match Developer Testing.
iTunes 10.5.1 beta includes several performance enhancements and bug fixes, and is a required update for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta. iTunes Match is not included in the iTunes 10.5 GM release.
Apple have also announced that the iCloud Libraries will be cleared after the end of the Beta testing period. The iTunes 10.5 Final Version which was released just moments ago still had some issues with the iTunes Match service. Apple had removed that functionality and as obvious will provide that feature in the updated iTunes 10.5.1.
Earlier iTunes Match was supposed to be released with the iTunes 10.5, iOS 5 and iCloud service. With iOS 5 and iCloud scheduled to be released tomorrow and iTunes 10.5 having some issues with iTunes Match service there is no way this iTunes 10.5.1 be available to public by October end.
iTunes Match is the service where iOS users can sync their device’s music library online with the huge library of Apple which contains more than 20 million tracks. There wont be any need to upload tracks as the libraries will just get synced. However those songs which are not available in the library can be uploaded to the cloud. The iTunes Match service would cost iOS users $ 24.99 per year.
This is a release for developers only. So needless to say you need to have a developers account in order to download it. You can get one for $ 99 a year at the Apple Developer Website.