WOW. iTunes Match HERE I COME!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aohus, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. aohus macrumors 68000

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    wait a minute. is Apple serious? Never woulda thought the day.

    For only $25/year, they can legitimize all my music, for peace of mind? Lawdy Lawdy, sign me UP!
     
  2. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Is that what it means? It seems too good to be true....
     
  3. Zelnaga macrumors regular

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    Surely they can tell if a sings ripped or downloaded? Too good to be true!
     
  4. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    It does.
    iTunes Match will match whatever music you have, with the 18+ million songs that iTunes currently owns. If your music matches with iTunes, you'll be able to stream it from Apple's iCloud to any iOS device - or iTunes, on Mac and Windows.


    ps; macrumors needs to make all these features on the front page more in-depth.
     
  5. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    iTunes doesn't have any Tool or Black Sabbath/Ozzy albums.
     
  6. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    Or all of the Pink Floyd songs, I have songs that was never on a official PF albums.
     
  7. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    That's because of the record labels, not Apple.
     
  8. aohus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    not 100% sure, if someone can confirm but, i believe you can still upload your pirated music even though iTunes doesn't carry it.

    iTunes Match is good for the 'illegitimate' songs you already have that may be a lower sound quality than iTunes' 256kbps AAC drm-free songs.
     
  9. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Wait, so I can download the song from iTunes for 25 a year, or does it just exist in the cloud? That's my biggest question!
     
  10. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I know, but you still can't get them in the cloud then.
     
  11. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    you should never assume people pirate music. i know a lot of people do but there are some good people with good intentions.
     
  12. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can. If Apple does not have the music in their catalog you are allowed to upload it to the cloud...
     
  13. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Yeah i'm actually thinking of doing this but jury is still out if it will be available outside the US.
     
  14. aohus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    from what i see, you still have to pay .99 cents for songs.

    in the end, isn't this kinda promoting piracy?

    acquire music elsewhere, pay Apple $25/year, Apple converts your low bit-rate pirated music into 256kbps AAC drm-free songs, as long as they are available on iTunes (25,000 song limit though). #WINNING
     
  15. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Apple and the record labels are still making money off you so. Also the limit is 25,000 period.
     
  16. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    iCloud lets you stream all of your purchased iTunes music from the iCloud to any device running iTunes.

    iTunes Match, for $25 a year, will let you stream all of your music THROUGH Apple's iCloud - because Apple is simply matching what you currently own with what they are selling. You're not paying for any music if you own the song and Apple has it in iTunes. Even if they don't have it in iTunes, you can upload to iCloud and stream it that way. Since iTunes on iOS now has a "Purchased" tab you can see all of your music.
     

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