iTunes Match Turned Back On For Developers, Heralds Imminent Release

Apple has added an iTunes Match on/off switch under the music tab of iOS 5?s settings application, which could signal that indicate that company is planning to launch the cloud-based music service soon.

The iOS 4.2 is what most consumers are more eagerly awaiting. The operating system is the first major iPad system software upgrade since the device was released earlier this year. Experts say that change will allow Apple to silence some of the iPad’s harshest critics.

“It’s been criticized for its lack of multitasking, fractured e-mail inbox, and missing security features that business users desire,” Jeffrey Wilson wrote for the publication.
iTunes Match is a music service that gives legal access to any songs currently in your iTunes music library. For $25 a year, subscribers can download their songs from Apple’s cloud from any device running iOS 5 with no additional cost. The service is scheduled to roll out before the end of October, according to Apple.

The ability to wirelessly stream videos from the program to the newly released Apple TV is among the features included in the new version of iTunes. It allows users to sync with their iPhones, iPads or iPod touches using the new operating system.

The Daily Telegraph reports that sources say it will not be available until November 24. There has been speculation as to the cause of the delay, but some theorize that developers detected a bug in the software, which caused intermittent wireless connection problems.

The service hasn’t launched yet, trying to toggle on the iTunes Match switch brings up a notification that reads: “You are not currently subscribed to iTunes Match. Use iTunes on your computer to subscribe.”

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