Cult of Mac today publicized a bug in iTunes Match that matches explicit tracks to clean versions. The issue resides in Apple’s iTunes Match software that is sometimes unable to distinguish clean versions of a track from explicit versions due to slight differences. The issue is causing trouble for some, but Apple is already working on a fix.
A 9to5 reader emailed Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services about the issue a couple of weeks ago and received a response from one of Eddy Cue’s engineers. According to the engineer, Apple is currently investigating the issue and working on a fix. Apple has no interim workaround for users of the iTunes Match service, the email elaborated. iTunes Match is Apple’s $25 a year iTunes service that matches ripped tracks to iTunes quality and keeps everything in the cloud.