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Apple today seeded new builds of iTunes 10.5 and iWork for iOS to developers, continuing to push forward on work toward a full launch of the company's iCloud services. The releases include iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork for iOS beta 3.

The new iTunes 10.5 build supersedes beta 7, which was released alongside iOS 5 beta 7 on August 31st, while the new iWork for iOS version is an update over the beta 2 version released on August 19th.

Both releases are being targeted to support Apple's iCloud services, which have been announced for release this fall. iCloud is widely expected to launch alongside iOS 5 and new iPhone and iPod hardware by the middle of next month.

Article Link: Apple Seeds New iTunes 10.5 and iWork for iOS Betas to Developers
 

WeegieMac

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So Beta 8 of iTunes 10.5 is out, but unlike previous 10.5 betas, there's no iOS 5 beta to accompany this release. Definitely getting closer to the GM.
 
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Shrink

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OK, get this for a dumb post:

Please take all the time you need to get it done with as few bugs as humanly possible.

I would like iOS5 and, especially iCloud, to work right. Trusting a lot of stuff to an off-site storage system is a little scary.

DON'T RUSH! :D
 
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TallGuy1970

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I am convinced that the reason Apple is taking so much time and being so careful with next iPhone/iOS update is they don't want a repeat of MobileMe, even if it means delaying the launch!
 
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Aug 26, 2008
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OK, get this for a dumb post:

Please take all the time you need to get it done with as few bugs as humanly possible.

I would like iOS5 and, especially iCloud, to work right. Trusting a lot of stuff to an off-site storage system is a little scary.

DON'T RUSH! :D

What's funny is the backend for iCloud is handled by Amazon and Microsoft. Look it up if you don't believe it.
 
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Goldfrapp

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New in iOS 5 beta 8:

- hide/unhide native apps
- 4 new wallpapers
- copy/paste lyrics in Music app
- option to disable Spotlight Search; most likely in exchange for an upcoming new feature
- Newsstand 'Store' button is live; tapping on it takes you to iTunes Store then errors out
- brightness is easily adjustable to 25%, 50% and 75% thanks to markings
- Photo Stream photos are finally deletable
- select all / delete all option in Mail app
- basic rules/filters in Mail app
- send to groups in Mail app
- set any song in Music app as Alarm Clock sound
- block specific or non-Contacts or all incoming calls
- password-protect any native app
- option to clear all notification pop-ups on the lock screen without needing to unlock the phone
- option to clear all notification pop-ups in the Notification Center with one tap
- in Messages app in the conversation view, swipe left/right to go to the next conversation thread
- flick with one finger from the very bottom to trigger multitasking bar
- option to force iPhone to launch any other suitable third-party app when tapping on phone numbers, addresses vs. launching Phone, Maps, etc.

Screenshots coming soon.
 
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Tom8

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It's strange that iTunes betas 7 and 8 are both available to download from the dev centre at the moment.

iTunes Beta 8 is Mac only, for the time being. Beta 7 is probably the PC version.
 
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