This is perhaps Apple’s biggest week in its history when it comes to software releases. The Cupertino company is expected to rollout iCloud, iOS 5, and several software updates to make sure everything stays compatible.

Today, Apple rolled out the first piece of the puzzle: iTunes 10.5. Although it’s been available in beta for developers since June, this is the first time that the public has been given access. What’s new in the software? Hit the jump for the full change log…

What’s new in iTunes 10.5

• iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
• 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, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
• Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
• Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they’re both on the same Wi-Fi network.

In case you’re wondering, the new software is jailbreak safe. As noted above, you’ll need iTunes 10.5 to sync any of your iDevices using iOS 5 or iCloud — both of which are expected to drop sometime tomorrow afternoon. We’ll let you know as soon as they hit.

Any questions?

  • Justin

    does your laptop/desktop need to be on in order to wifi sync?

    • Derpy

      No, it magically accesses the hard drive when your computer is off.

      • FREE

        LMFAO, FTW

      • Josh

        Well, that was uncalled for.

      • Bewbies

        Really?

      • potamus

        No it wasn’t!

      • Whatever

        Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

      • iRin

        @Whatever has my vote!

      • iRin

        @Whatever has my vote

      • iRin

        Whatever has my vote!

      • Bill O. Jobs

        +1

  • Frank

    thanks for the heads up guys, downloading right away!

  • prplaya420

    but when ios 5 unteathered jailbreak comes out will it be compatible
    ?

  • God

    Hello, this iTunes release is safe for Jailbreak?

    • coach

      Yeah. Did you read the whole post? Last paragraph.

  • chattu

    Any idea abt the time ios 5 will be released?

  • prplaya420

    will it be released with ios 5 at midnight?

  • popay

    ios 5 at midnight?

    • prplaya420

      Apple will launch its mobile operating system (OS) update, IOS 5 tomorrow starting at midnight.

      The update will then roll out globally, coming to the UK towards the end of the day or at the start of the following day, Apple staff in London told The INQUIRER.

      IOS 5, which adds tabbed browsing, has 200 features such as a notifications centre to see notifications on the lock screen, and swipe to go directly to that app. It also allows users to create reminders, which can be location based.

      Meanwhile, Imessage is a new Apple messaging service between IOS users. Apple has also integrated Twitter with its OS and into many of the built-in apps, like photos.

      The camera software has also had an update and users can edit photos, as well as get to the camera from the lock screen.

      The cappuccino company has also launched a bizarre app that allows users to create cards on their Iphones, and it will print them out and Apple will emboss them. Another new app called “Find My Friends” allows users to see their friends’ locations and can be switched on and off.

      The update will be available on Iphone models 3GS and higher. Check back for our hands on trial of IOS 5 tomorrow. µ

      • prplaya420

        that was put on the interent 2 hours ago

      • Keith

        Good stuff I was wondering if you read about iTunes 10.5 cuz I literally just got off my CPU lol

      • DSN1138

        “The cappuccino company” lol

  • prplaya420

    technobolt.com says

    “We have just tested iTunes 10.5 on our Jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. It’s safe for Jailbreak iOS devices.”

  • prplaya420

    and here is another one

    “The release of Apple iOS 5 on October 12 at midnight comes two days before the release of the next iPhone, which will have iOS 5 pre-installed. However, you don’t need a new iPhone to benefit from Apple’s new operating system, which arrives on the same day as the iCloud service. iOS 5 will also be available for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation and iPad 1 and 2 and it’s a free download from the iTunes Store.”

  • Wms

    I was told ios 5 will be released at 6pm october 12th? Or was that info wrong, is it instead going to be released midnight? 4 and a half hours away? Anyone have reliable info and source?

    • prplaya420

      i also heard 10am on october 12.

      • prplaya420

        im guessing it 10 am Pacific time. thats usually what apple goes by in Cupertino, CA. but ive bin hearing midnight

      • Does new iPhone 4S come with new software?

    • prplaya420

      it comes with the ios5 installed

      • Thanks, mine just arrived from verizon

  • mersim

    what will be with ultrasn0w??? will it be updated soon for iOS5 compatibility ?

    • Alex

      Yeah, I’m wondering too, with all these factory unlocked iPhones… well, let’s hope that it’ll get an update…

  • Gus Me

    Thanks for the headsup. BTW I read this post when it was originally posted, and I’m pretty sure the jailbreak safe info was added after. Might be nice of you to put that when you edit posts. Will keep silly comments like “can’t you read stupid..” away.

    • prplaya420

      my bad just posting what i here but good heads up

  • Alex

    Do you need an Internet connection on your computer for WiFi syncing to work?

    • prplaya420

      yep

      • Alex

        no ive tried u dont

    • Michael

      No, you don’t. Just need to be connected to a WiFi network.

  • Ken

    iCloud doesn’t stream….

    • Michael

      It does to your iOS devices that are running iOS 5 with iTunes Match turned on.

  • Jason

    Does iPhone 4S come with new software already on them?

    • Alex

      nope

      • prplaya420

        the iphone 4s does come with the ios5 installed already

  • Jason

    Which software version does new iPhones have?

  • Asad

    Will iOS 5 come out at 12:00am in US on the 12th?
    If not, what time will it be released?

    • Gil

      Guys the iOS 5 release is 00.00 am in US? if so in Portugal it will arrive just at 5 am, or is there any chance of getting it earlier? thanks, and congrats for this blog, it really get’s me updated

  • Jared

    What about iPad 2

    • Whatever

      What about it?

  • jamesandyori

    I am currently running the 5 GM. When I hit update it gives me an “error” popup. After the official release will the over the air update work?

    • Spencer

      I have exactly the same thing. Anyone know the answer??

  • gr33n13m0n

    I can’t backup my JB’ed Apps iOS5 GM … Hrrrrrrr

  • MAC

    will the official 10.5 from apple.com replace the beta versions if they’re downloaded on ones mac?

  • so tonight i os 5 will be realease tonight at midnight

  • DebTym

    how come my itunes will just update to 10.4.1? i check for an update its just say a new version of itunes 10.4.1 blah blah..would you like to update it? oh men, so sad. >.<

  • Jenn

    I think we are all hoping for a midnight release. This is the first iOS update that I am actually excited for and looking for a midnight release. Currently updating iTunes too 😉

  • Jenn

    I think we are all hoping for a midnight release. This is the first iOS update that I am actually excited for and looking for a midnight release. Currently updating iTunes too

  • Avie

    i think its coming out around 10 am….just because its been released around this time when a new os comes out.

  • Whatever

    Everyone is saying 12am, but I am yet to find anyone who can provide a credible source its 12am. Nothing in the past has EVER been released at midnight, it was always been in or close to normal business hours.

  • popay

    Still no iOS 5 : ( Any news guys for how many hours should they relese it?

    • Whatever

      How about googling what time it is in Cupertino?

  • Whatever
  • Jenn

    It’s 11:17 PM in Cupertino

  • Mike

    Update not available and it is 12:05am in Cupertino. Guess we are waiting untill 10am PST.

  • Jenn

    :C Looks like it. Figures, I’m not going to be available at 10 AM, I don’t think.

  • Mike

    I’m bringing my laptop to work tomorrow

  • Wize

    Help. It wont let me install itunes 10.5 and also how do i get it im nit sure how please help me.

  • Wize

    Help