Part of the release of iOS 5 is iCloud, and to make the most of this service a new version of iTunes is needed. Enter iTunes 10.5 which includes iCloud support as well as a number of other important additions.
iTunes in the Cloud is part of the new level of connectivity that is to be found in iOS 5, and it means that any music and TV purchases you make are stored online and can be accessed from any of your computers or iOS devices. Tied into this idea are automatic downloads; when you download music from the store and it will be automatically downloaded to your other computers and devices.
The option to re-download apps, music and television shows you have purchased in the past has been added and the usual synchronization process has been simplified thanks to the addition of wifi syncing. Providing your iPhone, iPod or iPad is on the same network as your computer that has iTunes installed, synchronization will automatically take place wirelessly.
The release of iTunes 10.5 also paves the way for iTunes Match which will be available in some countries on a subscription basis. As an added bonus, downloaders may also be pleased to see that it is now possible to grab a copy of iTunes independently of QuickTime. There are still a few hours before the release of iOS 5, so now is as good a time as any to get your copy of iTunes bang up to date.
You can find out more and download a copy of the app by paying a visit to the iTunes 10.5 review page. There are versions available for both the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows as well as for OS X.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk