Now here’s a nifty little side effect of iTunes in the Cloud gaining the power to re-download your iTunes movie purchases: Digital copies included with many DVD releases are also appearing on the Apple TV and iOS devices as well.
Following on the heels of CEO Tim Cook’s updates on Siri, the App Store and iCloud, Apple’s Eddy Cue moves on to discuss the new Apple TV, which brings 1080p video playback from iCloud and a “gorgeous” new interface.
Tuesday, October 11 may not mean much when the real action is set to arrive tomorrow with iOS 5 and iCloud, but there are a few components that will need to be updated on your Mac before that magic arrives. One of them is an update to iTunes, which has just hit Apple’s website and is ready for your downloading pleasure.
Now that the Labor Day holiday is behind us here in the U.S., fall is fast approaching and that can mean only one thing: iCloud time! Ever since iCloud was previewed at WWDC 2011, iOS device users have been staring at their current devices, longing for some cloud syncing magic, so let’s recap what we know about iCloud so far.
Another WWDC, another breathtaking array of new offering Cupertino. One of the big reveals was iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud-based storage service. iCloud will let you more conveniently access your music from any of your devices, whether they're iOS, Mac or even PC. Music you've purchased from iTunes in the past will automatically be available to you online, but by default, your other music won't be. If you want it to be, you're going to need to subscribe to iTunes Match. This is a service that scans your iTunes library, and makes your non-iTunes-store songs available to you everywhere. The cost of sweet portability? $24.99 a year.
Now that Apple has officially revealed what iCloud will contain when it launches this fall, it’s time to sit back and look at what the service isn’t going to bring to our lives. Sure, we know it’s free, but we hang with that “glass half empty” kind of crowd.
Love new Software Updates? That’s good, because Apple has not one but two versions of iTunes for you this week. If you already downloaded and installed iTunes 10.3 after Monday’s WWDC 2011 keynote, prepare to do it all over again, because iTunes 10.3.1 has arrived.
While developers testing iOS 5 are getting to play with a beta of iTunes 10.5, the rest of us will have to be content with iTunes 10.3, which finally hit Apple’s website on Monday night and is ready to rock your Mac.