Apple starts raising iTunes Match limit to 100,000 tracks

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iTunes Match will expand to 100,000 songs by year end soon.
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Back in June, Apple’s Eddy Cue promised that iTunes Match – Apple’s song matching service that syncs local music files to the iCloud for streaming anytime – would soon phase out its 25,000 track limit in favor of 100,000 tracks.

Sadly, we haven’t heard anything more about that since. But Apple might now be soft-launching the higher 100,000 track limit.

Kirk McElhearn has spotted that some iTunes users are beginning to see more than 25,000 tracks in their iTunes Match libraries:

Apple has increased the 25,000-track limit to iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library. The company has not made any announcements yet, but I have heard from several people who have finally been able to add more than 25,000 tracks to their iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library libraries.

Unfortunately, this bump doesn’t seem to be universal. Others are saying they still haven’t received the extended limit.

Either way, it looks like a new 100,000 hard limit is coming, to fulfill Eddy Cue’s promise that we’d all be able to stuff our iCloud libraries with more music by the end of the year. Happy Christmas!

Source: Kyle McElhearn

Via: iMore