iTunes Match go-live countdown thread
So, on 10/4, iTunes Match was listed as going live end of month in the US.
I thought for sure it would be today, but 1PM EST has come and gone.
Does this mean we should expect it to go live on Monday? Assuming they don't want it to slip, right?
What does everyone think?
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I'm not sure I would jump to any conclusions while a brand new service was in beta and only available to developers. I would also bet that the first month or two will be a bit less than perfect. There is limited testing that can be done to simulate real world demands.
When I got the first seed of Lion, it was slow, many of the great/magical new features were so painful to use that I didn't use them, etc.
That is what testing is for. As someone with advance access to new features, I would assume you understood that.
You, of course, have valid issues. Have you documented them and filed them with Apple?
- 11-01-2011, 02:44 PM #16
I am interested in this too, I've got 12K songs on iTunes and haven't bought hardly any. One question I have is this: will this Match thing allow me to download any of those songs to my wife's iPhone (when she gets it)? Of can she just stream them to it. I get than Match just keeps the tags of the songs, not the songs themselves. Another thought: maybe some of the songs that one has were obtained from places where you can download from a foreign website that the RIAA may regard as " possibly illegal" or whatever. There have been a bunch of those over the years. That information is part of the file. Could Apple turn you in?
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regard as of questionable legality (even though they haven't proven it). That info is embedded in the file, and it's in iTunes. If they can see that stuff I just wonder about it. Some have ripped their DVD movies and have them on iTunes too, stripping off the copy protection. They can see that stuff too maybe. Just wondering how much they can see in an iTunes library.
Is there a way? Probably. I don't see Apple doing it, though. First off, they are going to want to upload as little data as they can to match on. Second, they are in this to make money for themselves and the record companies/artists. Providing a "possible illegally obtained track" list to the RIAA would stop people from using the service, and be a public relations nightmare.
Not that I have anything to hide, and I have been using Apple products since the ][e and first Mac, push the Apple ecosystem on everyone I know, sometimes annoyingly so, but a move like that? I would seriously consider dropping all of this.
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