Apple has seeded iTunes 10.5 beta 9 with iTunes Match to developers of iOS Developer program with less than 4 days to go for Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event, where it is also expected to announce the release date of iOS 5 and iCloud.
According to the release notes, the latest beta version of iTunes 10.5 includes several performance improvements and bug fixes and is required for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta, which is currently available only to developers.
MacRumors reports that the latest beta version still has the following known issues:
- “Scan and match” feature is not yet complete.
- Some users’ tracks may not be recognized by iTunes Match even if the tracks are available in the iTunes Store, and those tracks will be uploaded to the users’ iCloud storage.
- Some tracks may also be mis-matched to a different version of the same song on the iTunes Store.
- Music can only be added to iCloud from one computer at a time.
- Updating an iOS device to iOS 5 beta 7 may result in music failing to play. Users should turn off iTunes Match in settings and then turn it back on to restore functionality.
Apple had seeded the previous beta version of iTunes 10.5 almost three weeks back and has surprisingly not released iOS 5 beta since August 31st.
It is widely speculated that Apple will release iOS 5 along with iCloud, iTunes 10.5 and iWork for iOS in the second week of October.