According to a report by blogger Kirk McElhearn, Apple has increased iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library track limits above the original 25,000 track threshold. This increase, while yet to be officially acknowledged by Apple, has been in the cards since at least summer.
Although Eddy Cue, who serves as Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, said that the limit would rise to 100,000 around the iOS 9 release, the increase hit an apparent delay, and has just now begun to roll out to users.
The limit itself has been a source of confusion among some users, but it basically boils down to this: both ripped music matched or uploaded via iTunes Match, and music added to your iCloud Music Library via Apple Music count against the limit.
The blog post by McElhearn, originally spotted by iMore, shows a screenshot of a library with over 28,000 songs. For the record, McElhearn isn’t the only user reporting the increase. Several comments on his blog, and some Twitter comments that I’ve seen seem to corroborate the findings.
Apple has yet to update its official support document with the higher limits, but you can likely expect it to do so soon.
Do you use iTunes Match, iCloud Music Library, or a combination of them both? If so, let us know if you’ve seen evidence of the higher threshold limits that other users are reporting.