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iTunes Match pairing explicit songs with censored versions, Apple says fix on the way

News by Dan Seifert on Friday February 03, 2012.

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Apple's iTunes Match service is the company's answer to Google Music and the Amazon Cloud Player as a way to access all of your music wherever you are. The difference is that iTunes Match doesn't actually upload or store your music; rather it scans your library and then offers the songs you own from Apple's own collection. This normally sounds like a great plan (no uploading!), but as some users have recently learned, the system doesn't always work as advertised.

Users have reported that iTunes Match has been pairing their explicit songs with censored, radio versions when it allows them to access the songs on various devices. Though the system is technically matching the same songs, it is getting the versions wrong, which is, needless to say, quite frustrating to many users.

There is good news though, as Apple has acknowledged the issue and says that it is working on a solution to resolve the problem. The company has not said when the fix will be available, and there doesn't seem to be a workaround for users at this time, so those that want to hear their music in its full, unedited glory through iTunes Match will just have to sit tight for now. [via Neowin]

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