Back when Apple first announced iCloud, and the subsequent beta, one of the new features to make the biggest splash was iTunes in the Cloud. Up until that point, if an iTunes customer bought a song and deleted it they were stuck with no option but to either call Apple support and try to sweet talk them into issuing a refund or replacement track, or to simply stump up the cash all over again.

With iTunes in the Cloud, that was no-longer the case.  Now, a new Purchased section in iTunes lists all bought music as well as apps and books, and the world is a better place for it.

Unfortunately, while books and apps found their way outside the US, music did not. Until now…

Reports, and our own internal testing, now show that iCloud has been updated in some countries outside the US, with the UK and Australia confirmed to be online so far. We expect more to get the iTunes in the Cloud feature sooner rather than later, so keep an eye out in your particular iTunes Store.

The change adds a new ‘Purchased’ tab to both the on-device stores and iTunes itself, allowing the re-downloading of any music you’ve already paid for, meaning you can go back and get all that music you lost in the great backup failure of 2003. You know, the one that involved the car knocking a glass of wine all over your Mac and backup drive. Sorry to bring the nightmares back.

Do let us know in the comments if your country’s iTunes Store gets the new iTunes in the Cloud feature today. Apple is pushing out software like nobody’s business today!

[MacRumors]

  • Marco

    Mexican itunes store got it 🙂

  • leviboxer

    UK as well

  • Saudi arabian store as well…

  • Hakan Kaplan

    and The Netherlands too

  • Noah

    Mine is working in Canada

  • BB

    59p for song in UK that’s $0.92

  • Mars store got it now too. Finaly we had nothing to do until apple finally realesed the cloud. Now we have rain on mars. So wonderful

  • reidsa

    Ireland has it too!

  • BB

    Damn US, we’re always the last to get…oh wait a minute

  • I believe neptune stores just got it now. HAHA screw u saturn we got it first

  • Really neptune. you wana start with that shit. We only have androids here anyways. why the f*** would we need icloud

  • Haha suckers we are the first to fry every service cuz we too close to the sun. Suck on that shit

  • I am ICLOUD. Created by earthlings. i will now take over your planet

  • Keith

    Youd think being next door we’d get the update first-.-

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    A *****! pure ownage right there folks. If you dont like it then

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  • Mac

    Not in Colombia 🙁