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Apple today has gone out and released a completely new beta of iTunes 10.5.1 to developers ahead of public release. The Beta 3 build, which is now available to the registered developers of iOS Dev Center only, comes with iTunes Match, along with other performance and stability improvements.

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From iOS Dev Center:

iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 is now available. This update includes a number of important stability and performance improvements for iTunes Match.

iTunes Match stores your music library in iCloud and allows you to enjoy your collection from anywhere, any time, on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, computer or Apple TV.

In order to subscribe to iTunes Match, or continue using your existing subscription, please upgrade to iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3. Once upgraded, turn on iTunes Match on each of your computers and iOS devices. On your computer, choose Store > Turn on iTunes Match. On your iOS device, tap Settings > Music, then turn on iTunes Match. On your Apple TV, please turn off iTunes Match under Settings > General > iTunes Store.

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.

iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match was originally scheduled for a late October release. But that obviously didn’t happen. Apple is now expected to roll out the service to public in the next few days.

We will keep you updated as always.

iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 3 with iTunes Match for both Windows and Mac can be downloaded from the iOS Dev Center here.

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