New download options were recently added to iTunes 11 and iOS 6. Customers that use the iTunes Store for purchasing content now have the option to save their movies or music so that they can be downloaded later. This feature is pretty simple, on the face of it, but a very useful one. Though it should be kept in mind that this particular feature is only available in the countries where iTunes in the Cloud is supported. Apple’s website has the full list of countries that are supported.

To use the download later option in iTunes Store, a customer must have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that is running iOS 6.0 firmware or higher. For Mac and PC machines iTunes 11 is mandatory. When the customer makes a large purchase they will be given the options “Download” or “Later.” If the customer selects “Later,” the content is then stored in the Purchased section from where it can be downloaded at any time as per the customer’s will. The option applies to movies, Season Pass, TV episodes, music box sets or music content that will take a lot of time to download as compared to one track or album.

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