Finally! Here is everything you need to know.
Although Apple managed to iron out most of the bugs persistent in the iTunes 10.5.x betas, it is clearly yet to be perfected, so don’t be surprised if we see yet another update to the iOS and iTunes coalition some time in the near future with hopefully worldwide support for iTunes Match.
iTunes Match allows you to store your music in the cloud, but if you own a dupe of something already contained in the iTunes Music Store, you can listen to the 256kbps AAC file – a very reasonable deal considering the amount of pirated music floating about. With iTunes boasting tens of millions of songs, you would have thought that most anybody’s music would be match-able.
Even at $24.99 a year, it seems more than reasonable, especially when compared to Spotify’s $9.99 a month music rental format.