November 11, 2011
Nearly one month after it was supposed to arrive to the public, Apple’s iTune Match service remains in developer beta only. However, that could soon change. Apple today sent an important email to developers, which seems to suggest the beta is about to end very soon. First announced in June, iTunes Match was supposed to arrive in late October. However, so far, the song matching service has only been available to a select number of developers. Today, however, Apple announced:
As we prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, we will be deleting all current iCloud libraries on Saturday, November 12th at 10 AM PST. Please turn off iTunes Match on all of your computers and iOS devices. On your computer, choose Store > Turn off iTunes Match. On your iOS device, tap Settings > Music, then turn off iTunes Match. On your Apple TV, please choose Music > Turn off iTunes Match. The songs on your computer should not be affected. As always, please backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer. Best regards, Apple Developer Program SupportHopefully, this means iTunes Match is arriving very soon (next week?) in the U.S. and eventually beyond. We'll keep you updated.