Apple releases iTunes 10.5.2

Apple today released iTunes 10.5.2 which includes several improvements for iTunes Match and fixes an audio distortion problem when playing or importing certain CDs.

iTunes 10.5.1 included:

• iTunes Match. Store your entire music library in iCloud, including music you’ve imported from CDs, and enjoy your collection anywhere, anytime, on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, computer, or Apple TV.
• iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
• Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac, PC and iOS devices.
• Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
• Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
• Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they’re both on the same Wi-Fi network.

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  1. A little behind, aren’t we MDN? I installed the update this morning before I went to work.

    Oh, and always remember to read the terms and conditions to make sure you haven’t given Apple the right to sew you into a human centipede.


  2. getting a bit bloated here, Apple. concentrate on improvement on your core media application!!!!

    genius: fail
    ping: fail

    still waiting for genre cleanup. still waiting for integrated BPM analysis. still waiting for music store to offer lossless /ALAC encoded music. still waiting ……

    1. I don’t use Ping much, but Genius is a great feature. It’s essentially a “smart shuffle.” When I want to listen to some music without using one of my well-used playlists, I just pick a song that I want to hear at that moment, and click the Genius button. Automatic “random” (for me) playlist, with songs that are a good match with the song I picked as the starting song.

      iTunes Match is a great feature. Just upgrading all my old 128 kbps DRM-ed songs to DRM-free 256 kbps “iTunes Plus” was worth the $25. And I don’t have to duplicate my iTunes library on multiple Macs anymore, because I can go to any Mac that is connected to the Internet, log into my iTunes account, and stream ALL of my music to that Mac (no local copy).

      The things you are “still waiting” for have not appeared, because almost no one is asking for them…

      1. or more likely, because your “almost no on” and my “almost no one” friends have different needs. you yourself just upgraded from 128kbps crap files to 256kbps AAC files and seem happy about the improvement.

        Our library is, by design, almost entirely Apple Lossless (DRM-free) files ripped from legitimately purchased discs. Someday maybe you’d like full audio fidelity too…?

        Genius is primarily a tool to tell iTunes what featured music to flash in your face when you go to the store page. To some of us, this is not very helpful. there are much more intelligent ways to make semi-random playlists; for example, use scripting or automated BPM analyzers to create playlists that offer the speed and intensity of music you want rather than relying on Genius’ highly limited date- and sales-based scheme. Genius falls flat on its face with any band that is capable of playing multiple genres of music, new artists, multiple language artists, or any artist that isn’t ranked by Billboard. again, Apple’s US-centric worldview is limiting.

        example: name the song, “I Go Blind”, and the typical pop music afficianado will say “Hootie and the Blowfish” because it was played ad nauseum for a couple years. The band doesn’t even exist today. Nobody, including Genius, appears to know that the song was originally from the excellent Canadian band 54-40, which has a huge catalog of great tunes that never get US airplay, and which is still together after these last few decades. that’s why Genius sucks. it’s musically illiterate.

  3. Apple still won’t allow WiFi sync’g OS X 10.5 Leopard users.
    New update still limits WiFi sync’g to 10.6
    Why? I don’t get this. My Mac accesses the Web through Wifi.
    This should work for ALL 10.5 users.
    They probably are still leaving PowerPC users in the cold

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