Apple releases iTunes 10.5

Apple releases iTunes 10.5

As a precursor to tomorrows iOS 5 update and iCloud explosion, Apple today released iTunes 10.5 to the masses. Here's what's new:

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.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit:

If you're going to be updating to iOS 5 tomorrow, update to iTunes 10.5 today. (Jailbreakers, we don't expect any trouble but air on the side of caution and let others test the waters first.)

Everyone else, hit Software Update, and keep your browsers locked on TiPb for lots more iOS 5 and iCloud coverage!

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Apple releases iTunes 10.5


Plugged my 3GS in and the image of the device (next to the name and other info) showed it running iOS5..

Extremely buggy for me. I tried to play a trailer and it said that quicktime was required but was not supported for this version of iTunes. I then tried playing a preview of a song, when I tried to skip forward iTunes kept crashing. The betas were better than this version.

So is music purchased on iTunes only going to show up in the cloud? What about when I buy a CD and rip it to iTunes? Will those songs not go wirelessly to my iPhone? Will it still take a manual sync to get those songs on my iPhone?

For $25 a year, iTunes Match will keep all your ripped music (that is also available on iTunes) on iCloud. Any music you have ripped that is not sold on iTunes can be uploaded to iCloud.

There is one good side to being unemployed. I get news and updates first.
I've already preordered my 4S from AT&T but I may go wait on line at an Apple store just for fun.

I can't wait to get my hands on iOS5 already. What's the normal time range it gets released? I'm guessing it's like MS XBL, which is 2AM EST. I hope so.

I think it won't be until after 11:00 am Pacific Time....but don't quote me on that one!

Having issues with iTunes 10.5 and syncing and/or backing up my iPhone 4. The processes are extremely slw at first, then come to a stop. After an hour of "backing up", the bar has filled very little (almost NOTHING), and I've had to stop the process many times. Along with not being able to create a backup, the phone depicted in iTunes is either a 4S or running iOS 5, neither of which I have. I hope these issues get resolved quickly. Anyone else having sync/back up problems?

standard practice for Apple to screw up the Windows version, I'm betting they still don't have keyboard media keys working properly

I am unable to use iTunes, everytime I try to use it I get this error 'iTunes was not installed correctly. Please reinstall iTunes.
Error 7 (Windows Error 5)'
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

I'm having the exact same issue. It's very annoying - especially when you have a lot of playlists. What could possibly be the reasoning behind this? Apple screwed up big time with this release. Steve Jobs' legacy of simplicity has gone flying out the door.