Apple has informed beta users of the iTunes Match cloud library service that current libraries will be wiped once again ahead of the service’s launch. The wiping will occur tomorrow, November 12th at 10 AM Pacific time.
As we prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, we will be deleting all current iCloud libraries on Saturday, November 12th at 10 AM PST.
Please turn off iTunes Match on all of your computers and iOS devices. On your computer, choose Store > Turn off iTunes Match. On your iOS device, tap Settings > Music, then turn off iTunes Match. On your Apple TV, please choose Music > Turn off iTunes Match.
The songs on your computer should not be affected. As always, please backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer.
Apple missed the planned launch of iTunes Match by the end of October, and is yet to announce a new launch date. With wiping occurring tomorrow, and Apple’s wording in their note to developers, the launch does not seem that far off.