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Apple confirms Canadian iTMS delay

Apple has confirmed that it will not meet its November deadline for a Canadian version of the iTunes Music Store. “We said that we would launch the iTunes Music Store in Canada by the end of November, but we’re going to miss this deadline by a bit,” Apple said in a statement. “You’ll hear from us very soon.” The company did not provide a specific release date or reason for the delay.

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1

MacRumors (good track record) says their source claims Apple’s still shooting for today (12/1). Better hours late than months! We may never know who or what the holdup was. Rumor sites suggest legal challenges the came up in the last couple weeks.

Posted by Nagromme on December 1, 2004 at 11:33 AM (PDT)

2

Damn it!

Posted by dino in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on December 1, 2004 at 11:34 AM (PDT)

3

its discrimination.

Posted by frankthetank on December 1, 2004 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

4

dunno as to the cause, BUT now maybe they’re going to wait until that music 2.0 conference/event on the 8th or 9th? that way they have something to announce the same day?

Posted by bamboozledmind on December 1, 2004 at 12:36 PM (PDT)

5

Discrimination? Hell no, it’s just bad timing.

Posted by studogvetmed in Loveland, CO on December 1, 2004 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

6

I would be fine with the delay had it not been for news articles flying out over the weekend in the major papers about iTMS readying for launch.  Or Apple saying yesterday that it’ll be late, instead of slipping right through until today to say anything about a delay.

Mildly disappointed, but still hopeful…

Posted by Blur in Toronto, ON on December 1, 2004 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

7

We are far inside the 3 world! Here in Canada we are so in late for EVERYTHING! Even, no stores sell to me JBL Onstage, i had to drive right through to U.S.A. Even ebay sellers, said: We’re sorry we don’t ship to Canada or said: We don’t reconize Canadian cards, nor Visa, nor Master card. Also it’s a big delay for custom mail.

Posted by angelito in Qu├ębec, Canada on December 1, 2004 at 2:02 PM (PDT)

8

Very disappointing, especially, as someone said, that they would not have the courtesy to let people know they would not make it. I mean they HAD to know this prior to 11:50 PST last night.

Apple’s track record with product relases is questionable, at best, over the past year:

Dual 3.0 GHz G5, iMac G5 missing the back-to-school sales rush, G5 eMac announced then shelved, denial of a 60 GB version of iPod in August when 4G is released only to introduce it 2 months later, iTMS Canada, and I am probably forgetting some.

The word “complaisance” comes to mind. I mean yes, Apple, the bottom line is doing well these days, but it wasn’t always the case and I was there, along with others, to keep the flame burning, sticking with the platform through thick and thin.

Things tunred for the better, but who knows what tomorrow holds? Don’t forget about your customer. I feel very much forgotten about right now…

Posted by P. Couture on December 1, 2004 at 2:18 PM (PDT)

9

damnit i want my legal music tracks from somewhere.  and Puretracks isnt a large enough collection.

Posted by organicaudio in Toronto, Canada on December 1, 2004 at 5:57 PM (PDT)

10

its probably from the cause of some random song licensing problem, they talked about why it took so long for that same issue also

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on December 1, 2004 at 6:40 PM (PDT)

11

i want my legal music tracks from somewhere. and Puretracks isnt a large enough collection.

Try AllOfMP.com.

Posted by Demosthenes on December 1, 2004 at 8:09 PM (PDT)

12

iTunes Canada is now operational I just purchased a U2 song.  You should see Canada on the flag page right now!

Posted by StevenK on December 1, 2004 at 8:10 PM (PDT)

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