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!

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

More Posts



← Previously

CTIA Day 1 keynote Liveblog: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint CEOs

Next up →

Apple seeds iTunes 10.5.1 beta to developers

There are 38 comments. Add yours.

Mike says:

Got it in the UK, downloading now

Tucker61 says:

Did mine, not looked to see what difference yet.

rappel-welch says:

Did you mean err on the side of caution, or was that an Apple pun? :)

Dave says:

Doesn't seem to be out on the EU website.

jt says:

Can canucks re-download music purchases?

Mjs32985 says:

I havent gotten the update yet ?

Wesley Batista says:

I can't wait to go home to update!!!!

N25000 says:

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

Orlando Local says:

Rene, it's "err" on the side of caution, not "air."

jmecca09 says:

Any idea what time of day the iOS5 update will be releases?

jmecca09 says:

Anyone know what time the iOS5 update will be released??

TheAndroid1 says:

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.

Cell Bull says:

It’s advisable that you do update to iTunes 10.5 – especially if you plan to run iOS 5 when it’s released this coming Wednesday. It’s compulsory that iOS 5 users run this latest iTunes release, so if you want to be completely prepared, download and install iTunes 10.5.
Download link is available at :

DSA says:

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?

fastlane says:

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.

kona2010 says:

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.

Chadnewton says:

When will ios5 be released in the uk? midnight uk time, or midnight us time?

Liam says:

Naw last year iOS 4 wasn't out till about 3pm

Mike S. says:

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.

Jay says:

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

Dagmapiano says:

To air is to be human, hoho

Kaled Ali says:

Have had iOS 5 since last week. :P

GoBrown75 says:

I have WIndows7 and it in the install keeps failing. Anyone else having problems?

Tojasonhoo says:

I have vista. It seems to have gotten stuck!

Tojasonhoo says:

Rebooted and retrying. So far so good.

joe scro says:

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?

Maritn says:

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

Battagin says:

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

jim1969 says:

Anyone have problems on the install onto a Windows XP 32bit PC?

Dan says:

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.