On 12 October we will be able to download the new iOS5 onto our iPads. Can we then remove iTunes from our computers to recover, in my case, much needed space? Or, keep it for backup? Comments please.
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As the OP suggested, will it still be needed for backups?
Apple will offer only so much free cloud storage (5GB, if I remember right), and I think they're only going to store content like music, books and apps, so you'd still need some place to back up everything else, even if you trust them to store music, books and apps.
They are following the same scheme as Amazon for the iCloud - iTunes media content will not count towards your total,* as they're storing it anyway. In my case, take that out of my total and 5GB is plenty of room (though I'd still rely on my AirStash anyway).
cf Apple - iCloud stores your content and pushes it to your devices.
Poser said:i will be keeping iTunes forever, why would you wanna delete it, seems like a strange question to me.....maybe because its running good on my Mac, and i stored a lot in there, and organized a big music library, with a few playlists.....and i play music with it.
i usually update my iOS apps on my mac, create ringtones with iTunes, etc etc.
i have older devices that will continue to rely on its support.