Apple To Reset iTunes Match Data On September 26th, iOS 5 GM On 27th ?
Apple didn’t release iOS 5 Beta 8 and iOS 5 GM as it was reported back in second week on September but Apple did iCloud data reset as it was planned on 22nd September. Now Apple is also resetting iTunes Match data on Monday 26th September.
This information regarding iTunes Match data reset was emailed to Apple’s registered developers as iTunes Match is only available for developers.
To continue to improve the overall quality and reliability of iTunes Match, it has become necessary to delete all current iCloud libraries.
All iCloud libraries will be deleted on Monday, September 26th at 9AM PDT. To prepare, please turn off iTunes Match on all of your computers and iOS devices.
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.
All developers are suggested to save their iTunes Match data locally and it’s always a good practice to keep a back up of your online songs and document files on local machines. Apple will wipe all of your iTunes Match online libraries, playlists, and suggested songs. You can turn off iTunes Match on your computer by choosing Turn off iTunes Match under Store option.You can also do the same on your iOS device by turning off iTunes Match from Settings > Music.
Some senior Apple reporters believe that this iTunes Match data reset also indicates toward a possible iOS 5 GM launch on 27th September.
According to MacRumors:
We believe these are preparations for Apple to launch the final Golden Master (GM) version of iOS 5. Apple had been planning to declare iOS 5 as GM on Friday, September 23rd, though we haven’t heard confirmation yet if that had actually taken place. Also on schedule was to start installing iOS 5 GM onto new devices in their factories on Monday, September 26th.
What we believe is that this is going to be standard procedure like Apple did with iCloud on 22nd September and no iOS 5 GM would be released. If Apple were to release an iOS 5 GM they would’ve done it after iCloud data reset because their no interconnection between iOS 5 GM and iTunes Match data reset and why would they release a GM just days before it’s launch?
Multiple sources have confirmed that Apple is going to unveil their next iteration of iPhone on October 4th in a Special Media event. So there’s a great chance that Apple would release final version of iOS 5 on D Day. Reports also suggest that this time Tim Cook, new CEO of Apple Inc. would be the one to announce “one more thing”. It is still not confirmed whether Apple would release an iPhone 5 with a complete design change or iPhone 4S with just a minor hardware bump or both.
iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S or both? Well we’ll have to wait just a little more to get our answer.
We will keep you updated about this, stay tuned!
via [Redmond Pie]