iTunes 10.5 Released

Apple today released iTunes 10.5 for both Windows and Mac users. The new version of iTunes contains a number of new features such as iTunes in the cloud which stores all of your music and TV purchases online and are accessible on your Mac/Windows/iOS devices any time you want them.

Another new feature is Wi-Fi Syncing which lets you sync your iOS device with iTunes whenever they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network, a feature that many users have been hoping would get added for some time.

iTunes 10.5 is also required to update your iOS devices to iOS 5 which is set for release sometime tomorrow. iCloud is expected to go live either later today or tomorrow when Apple release updates to both Mac OS X and iOS. The full list of new features can be seen below:

  • 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.

You can download iTunes 10.5 via the official iTunes site, or via Apple Software update on both the Mac and Windows.

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