After Short Delay, Apple Prepping iTunes Match for Public Release

iTunes Match was expected to launch by the end of October, but the deadline came and went without a peep from Apple. But today, developers received an email notifying them that iCloud libraries would be deleted on Saturday, the 12th, hinting at an imminent public release.

If you’re a developer using Match, make sure to disable it across all your devices to prevent data loss.

As we prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, we will be deleting all current iCloud libraries on Saturday, November 12th at 10 AM PST.

Please turn off iTunes Match on all of your computers and iOS devices. On your computer, choose Store > Turn off iTunes Match. On your iOS device, tap Settings > Music, then turn off iTunes Match. On your Apple TV, please choose Music > Turn off iTunes Match.

The songs on your computer should not be affected. As always, please backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer.

Best regards,

Apple Developer Program Support

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