No Click-Through User Agreement
First time in a forever I have upgraded iTunes and didn't have to go through at least one layer of agreeing yet again to the User Agreement, or two or three.
Apple has released a new version of iTunes that ties into a beta incarnation of the company's just announced iCloud web services. iCloud doesn't officially launch until the fall and many of its services won't be available until then, but the new iTunes – version 10.3 – provides access some of the tools announced yesterday under …
"With iTunes 10.3, all items you purchase from the iTunes store to be automatically downloaded to your other Mac and iOS devices running the app."
I'm running iTunes 10.3 on a Mac and I've just tried grabbing the free single of the week and a free iBook. Neither have magically appeared on my iOS device, presumably because the functionality won't be baked in until iOS 5.
I was a bit disappointed last night, as the "US Only" part of it was kept in the small print.
Hoping that by the time Mobile Me is discontinued at the end of June, we will have a global iCloud.
Otherwise, it's another case of "Global" being west coast of the USA to the east coast of the USA (plus some tiny islands elsewhere).
Really disappointed that the news agencies and certain sites who report technology news (ahem), didn't point out this rather important part of the announcement (it was the first question asked after the discussion, from what I've now read!)
So far I have stayed well away from any "service" offered by any provider who is very keen to get their hands on my contacts - until I can be sure my contacts are not uploaded to some nebulous cloud service with no constraints on abuse it's not going to happen here..