Many exciting things were discussed at Apple’s October 4th “Let’s Talk iPhone” event. One such thing is the iCloud-based music service iTunes Match. For those that don’t know what iTunes Match is a service that allows you to stream all your music from the cloud withoutÂ having to upload your entire library. According to Apple,
Â ”iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to your iCloud library. Since there are more than 20 million songs in the iTunes Store, most of your music is probably already in iCloud. All you have to upload is what iTunes canâ€™t match… Once your music is in iCloud, you can stream and store it on any of your devices.”
This is great because it allows you have your music with you (where an Internet connection is available, anyway) without taking up space on your device.
Apple claimed that iTunes Match would be available “later this month.” That was last month and, unfortunately, there’s no word from Apple on when consumers might get access to the service.
Making things a bit more confusing is the fact that the developer preview of iTunes Match expired today, effectively locking beta testers out of their cloud-based libraries.
Personally, I don’t want to have to rely on an Internet connection to listen to music. Luckily I don’t have enough songs to fill up my iPhone so I’m good.Â What are your thoughts on this? Are you disappointed that iTunes Match didn’t launch last month? Are you even planning on subscribing to the service when it goes live ($24.99 a year), or are you going to stay away in favor of storing music the traditional way? Comment below or tweet me here!