No longer forces QuickTime install

iTunes 10.5 paves the way for ‘iTunes in the Cloud’

Apple has released a new version of iTunes, taking the version to 10.5 and adding support for the upcoming ‘iTunes in the Cloud’ expected to arrive on Wednesday.

However access to iTunes in the Cloud doesn’t appear to be automatic with the new software with the iPhone-maker saying that features may vary by country. Users in the US reported that they were able to download previously purchased music on one machine via the service while the service still doesn’t seem to be accessible in the UK.

iTunes 10.5 could also be the last time some users will need to install the software since iOS 5 will finally move to remove the need to tether devices on a computer in order to sync data onto the portable devices.

For those that wish to continue using iTunes, the new update will also allow Wi-Fi syncing.

Joyously, iTunes 10.5 will also no longer mandate the installation of the aging and largely pointless QuickTime media player.

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