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Apple launches iTunes Store, Apple Store in New Zealand

Apple today launched the iTunes Store in New Zealand, “giving New Zealanders access to outstanding local music and the same innovative features, breakthrough pricing and seamless integration with iPod that have made iTunes the most popular music jukebox and online music store in the world.” Over two million songs are available, with individual tracks priced at NZ$1.79, music videos at NZ$3.59 and most albums at NZ$17.99. Apple today also opened the online Apple Store New Zealand, where customers can purchase Apple’s complete lineup of products, including iPods, Mac computers, and related accessories and software.

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1

Now why did they have to go and do this? I’m going to MISS all the whining from the previously deprived NZ posters.

Well, perhaps not.

Posted by flatline response on December 5, 2006 at 2:16 PM (CST)

2

About time too, cant wait to access it.

Posted by Glenn Wolsey on December 5, 2006 at 2:20 PM (CST)

3

Hi from New Zealand.
I’m at work, so haven’t tried yet, but users here are reporting that iTunes isn’t working here yet properly, even though the store is supposed to be open.

NZ isn’t in the list of countries yet…

Posted by Da5id on December 5, 2006 at 3:25 PM (CST)

4

Well now i can stop bitching it’s here though some behind the scenes work is still going on,the site’s main page looked a bit sparse to begin with,some things are advertised on th main page (eg.Doors boxset)but when you click on to it, it’s not there. The same thing with th U2 box set except the link takes you to the U.S store,though i must admit i’m pretty happy.

Posted by Steven on December 5, 2006 at 5:55 PM (CST)

5

yup - downloaded my first tune. I’m still not conviced about the merits of buying music digitally, ‘cause I still like CDs, but it was fun to give it a try and I like the idea of being able to preview music through the store. About time, too!

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen in New Zealand on December 5, 2006 at 6:43 PM (CST)

6

Freakin’ $1.79 a song! 1/3 more than the US price (which would be $1.41 by today’s exchange rates). Gee, I guess shipping all those kilobytes over on refrigerated containers must have really added to the cost…

Posted by Russell Briggs on December 5, 2006 at 8:40 PM (CST)

7

Calm down Russell ... it’s still pretty cheap and works out cheaper than what the Australians are playing.

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen in New Zealand on December 5, 2006 at 9:15 PM (CST)

8

As an Australian, all I can say is “Choice Bro”.
Hopefully this will bring more exposure to Local New Zealand Artists, so us Aussies can claim them as our own. ;)

Posted by Dan Woods on December 6, 2006 at 1:29 AM (CST)

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