Originally Posted by nvidia2008
^^^^^^^^^ THIS ... Wait for iTunes Match. You didn't think Apple would upgrade you to 256kbps AAC DRM-free for FREE did you?
Why not? I would think for apple it would be much easier to just have one copy of the song on their servers. Instead they have two (one of which they haven't sold in years) and they're keeping track of which version people had? Seems pretty insane, much easier to just send out the 256 and be done with it. And when people start signing up for iTunes match, are they going to send out all those songs again at the higher rate? Definitely seems like a head scratcher to me.
For me a big question about iTunes match is stuff like lyrics. I've added them to a bunch of my songs, if iTunes isn't going to copy them over automatically that sure makes using the cloud version less appealing. How are they going to handle "upgrades" in general? Getting all new versions is cool but it will take a ton more hard drive space - is it safe to delete the old versions because the new ones are kept forever, or do they somehow expire if you cancel the service.
Also, while 10.3 is still 32 bit, looks like 10.5 will finally be 64. About freaking time.