A few hours later than initially expected after Apple updated the official page to show a new version number, iTunes 10.3 was finally made available for download last night, while developers were already able to install the new iTunes 10.5 beta from the Dev Center. iTunes 10.3, however, brings to the public new iCloud-related features unveiled by Apple yesterday, such as iTunes in the Cloud “beta” to push songs across all your devices (but still no mention of iTunes Match), Automatic Downloads, and previous purchases – a handy new functionality to see all the apps and songs you purchases from Apple’s iTunes / App Store and re-download them at any time.
From the changelog:
- Introducing iTunes in the Cloud beta. The music you purchase in iTunes appears automatically on all your devices. You can also download your past iTunes purchases. Where you want, when you want.
- Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.
- Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music purchases again at no additional cost. Your purchases are available in the iTunes Store on your Mac or in the iTunes app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
- iTunes 10.3 also adds Books to the iTunes Store, where you can discover and buy your favorite books on your computer and automatically download them to iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This version also allows you to use Automatic Downloads with apps and books or download previously purchased apps and books from your computer or iOS device.
iTunes 10.3 is now available for download here.