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iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 for Windows and Mac Now Available for Developers

If you don't already know, the fifth version of the iOS 5 beta is now available for those who have a registered developer account. And as usual, with every new iOS 5 beta released, it comes with the appropriate version of iTunes. iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 is now live for developers to download and install. Not much is known about this latest iTunes 10.5 update but as always, one can expect numerous performance and stability enhancements. iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 is a required download for anyone who's planning or have upgraded to iOS 5 Beta 5.

iTunes 10.5 Beta 5
Keep in mind that if you are running an older version of the iOS 5 beta, then you won't be able to sync your content with iTunes 10.5 Beta 5. So it is highly advised that before you go and download this version of iTunes 10.5, you need to have your device running on iOS 5 Beta 5. You can download the iOS 5 beta 5 by enrolling an account in Apple's iOS Dev Center. And then you can either update your device by downloading the IPSW and install it with traditional means or you can simply update using OTA (over the air) updates. There are no incentives in staying with earlier versions of the iOS 5 beta so it is recommended that you update as soon as you can.

Here's the official change log for iTunes 10.5 Beta 5:

  • The version of iTunes that comes with beta 5 cannot sync devices that have the beta 4 software installed. To avoid this problem, do the following:
    1. Sync any devices that have beta 4 installed to the version of iTunes that came with beta 4.
    2. Upgrade iTunes to the version that comes with beta 5.
    3. Connect the device and install the beta 5 software. (Understand that you might see a failure to sync error when you first connect the device.)
    4. After installing the beta 5 software, restore from your the backup you made in step 1.
  • Videos purchased from the iTunes Store do not play on a 2nd generation AppleTV over AirPlay with iTunes 10.5.

iTunes 10.5 Beta 5
Again, before you can download the latest version of iTunes 10.5, you will need to have a registered account in Apple's Developer Center. Securing an account is as easy as paying a fee of $99 per year. No other additional requirements are necessary. As a developer you get perks like access to iOS betas. In addition, you will also have access to exclusive content and tools that are meant for developing your apps.

iOS 5 is the long awaited update for Apple's mobile operating system which is slated for release this fall. The iOS 5 is shaping to be the best version of the iOS yet as it features 200+ new features including the new Notifications Center, iMessage, Tabbed Browsing in Safari, system-wide Twitter integration and many more.

Download iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 from the iOS Dev Center.

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