At the end of August Apple flipped the switch on its iTunes Match brand new music offering, though in a limited developer beta. In a letter to developers, Cupertino announced that it will reset iTunes Match Beta accounts today in order to improve the “overall quality and reliability” before the public launch.
iTunes Match will enable users to replace low quality music files with iTunes copies of better quality for $25 per year. iTunes will scan your non iTunes music library and swap all these files for you. As the company promised with the occasion of the iPhone 4S launch, the service should go live by the end of this month (initially as a U.S.-only offering) which should really happen in the upcoming days.