iTunes 10.5 released in preperation for iOS 5 & iCloud

11 October, 2011 - Paul Dixon
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In preparation for tomorrow’s release of both the next version of its mobile operating system – iOS 5, and its cloud based storage & syncing service – iCloud, Apple have just released iTunes 10.5.

From Apple’s iTunes 10.5 support page:

What’s new in iTunes 10.5

  • 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.

It should be noted that both the iCloud purchased music & movie features are initially US only.

Software Update should notify you that iTunes 10.5 is available to download, or alternatively, you can get it from Apple’s website.

Update: It turns out that purchased music can now be pushed to other devices via iCloud in the UK and possibly some other countries too. Just look for the purchased button in iTunes on your iOS device.

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Paul Dixon is the owner of Macsessed. He lives in Lancashire in the UK where he works as a web designer. You can find him on and Twitter.