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Not sure if this is iOS5 or iCloud, so this might not be the correct Forum.

It has been indicated that people who purchase a new iPhone will be able to setup the device and use it without needing to connect to a computer and iTunes. This is being advertised as some marvellous new feature.

Admittedly it will be a huge improvement over the current requirement with an iPhone, but is not that revolutionary. It is simply what happens with any other make of mobile phone. For example, buy an Android phone, insert SIM, switch on, enter Gmail address and password, instantly you have calendar, contacts, appointments, etc. All added to the device. Only an iPhone requires that you take it home and connect it to your computer before you use it.

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It's a combination of iOS 5 and iCloud that enables this. This is also what will allow wireless sync once iOS 5/iCloud are released. As of right now, the latest beta build of iOS 5 has the wireless sync feature available (as does the latest iTunes 10.5 beta) - but the iCloud side of things isn't up to full speed yet.

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Am I correct in thinking the iTunes and Music sync parts will only be available in the US - or at least no ETA for outside the US?
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Am I correct in thinking the iTunes and Music sync parts will only be available in the US - or at least no ETA for outside the US?
It will be available globally.
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iTunes Match will not be available worldwide, only US at launch.

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