“But when Apple introduced iTunes Match on Monday, my request to move my iTunes library to the cloud was immediately refused,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Macworld.com. “Although Apple had already announced that you could only store 25,000 songs using iTunes Match, I was surprised when iTunes informed me that, ‘Your library contains too many songs.’ The alert the program displayed told me that my library ‘must contain no more than 25,000 songs that were not purchased from the iTunes Store.'”
“I can certainly understand that Apple needs a limit to the amount of space that it’s willing to give you for the $25 yearly fee of iTunes Match,” McElhearn writes. “What I cannot understand, however, is that iTunes Match simply refuses to let those with large libraries sign up at all. It doesn’t let you choose what you put in the cloud, and you don’t get a screen allowing you to select specific artists, albums and/or genres, as you do when you sync an iPod. After all, given that Apple markets the iPod classic—that 40,000-song-carrying music player (at 128 kbps, that is)—to people like me, how can the company then turn around and say that I have too much music to use with this new pay service?”
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MacDailyNews Take: We expect that iTunes Match will evolve and address the needs of those with large media libraries.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]