Earlier today we posted a few details about the upcoming iOS 5 for iPhone 4/3GS and other supported iOS devices, and we also let our readers know that you’d need the iTunes 10.5 download before installing the next iOS software. We can now confirm that iTunes 10.5 is out and live to download here on Apple’s website.
When checking for an update in iTunes you’ll not find the update, at the time of writing, although going to the official Apple website has the download listed as version 10.5.
What’s new in iTunes 10.5? You can now buy music from any computer or iOS 5 devices and have it automatically downloaded; also it is much easier now to download previous purchases. In the past you have to contact iTunes support when you lose a song, book, app, or TV but now this has been made much easier with the ability to download previous purchases from within iTunes 10.5 at no extra cost, although if the store doesn’t have the file anymore then you won’t be able to download it.
Wi-Fi Syncing is another great feature in ITunes 10.5 that lets you sync with any iOS 5 device on your home network, all done wirelessly. The biggest improvement is iCloud, which lets you store all your TV and music purchases in the cloud and can be installed to your iOS devices anywhere. The first 5GB of storage is completely free.
Let us know if you’ve had any problems with iTunes 10.5, and also share feedback on the new features. Those of you in the UK looking for iTunes Match will not find it, although it should become available by the end of 2011.