Em email enviado aos desenvolvedores assinantes do Apple Developer Center, veja abaixo, a Apple comunica a reabertura de novas inscrições ao iTunes Match. Ainda só permitido aos desenvolvedores residentes nos Estados Unidos, o iTunes Match permite o envio para a nuvem de até 20 mil músicas e requer o iTunes with iTunes Match beta 8. De acordo com a Apple o serviço deve ser estendido a todos que desejarem assinar no último trimestre deste ano.
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iTunes Match beta testing has now been expanded to additional developers in the United States.
iTunes Match stores your music library in iCloud and allows you to enjoy your collection from anywhere, any time, on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or computer. Any of your songs, including music you’ve imported from CDs, that matches with the 18 million songs in the iTunes Store will become available in iCloud and will play back at iTunes Plus quality (256 Kbps DRM-free AAC) — even if your original was of a lower quality.
To get started, download iTunes 10.5 beta 8 from the downloads section of the iCloud beta for Developers website. Once you have updated iTunes, subscribe to iTunes Match by choosing Store > Turn On iTunes Match and clicking “Subscribe for $24.99.”
If you are already subscribed, you must upgrade to iTunes 10.5 beta 8 before you can continue using iTunes Match.
All iCloud libraries will be deleted at the end of this beta. Please backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer.