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Apple posts QuickTime video of iTMS Europe launch

Apple has posted a photo gallery and QuickTime video of the iTunes Music Store launch in UK, France, and Germany. “Tune-in to see Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, launch the Apple iTunes Music Store in UK, France, and Germany from the Old Billingsgate Market in London, UK.”

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whoa, does it have spanish, italian, dutch etc. users tearing up pictures of steve? check out the stink on the apple forums about the exclusivity of the ‘gfuk’ store - germany/france/uk.  Initial reactions should calm down. We’re all very passionate about apple over there and the anticipation of getting something the u.s had had for so long had grown to quite a fever pitch. Oh, i was personally peeved to see no free track for us in the EU. What’s up with that?! Initial teething problems with logins etc, hopefully rectified soon. Enjoy, everyone, enjoy. x   (p.s. - no SERGE GAINSBOURG on the French store??!!! - Farcical!)

Posted by gainsbourg on June 17, 2004 at 10:01 AM (CDT)


The clip in the Beginning was very nice!!
I woner what was the music that was used there?

Posted by Yarin on June 17, 2004 at 10:32 AM (CDT)


whats the title of the track they played at the beginning?

Posted by benjamin keng on June 17, 2004 at 12:47 PM (CDT)


The song is called “Walkie Talkie Man” by Steriogram

its on the itunes music store.

Posted by super me on June 17, 2004 at 3:12 PM (CDT)


Although ironically it is not a track avaliable in the UK music store.

Posted by Tok on June 17, 2004 at 4:22 PM (CDT)


thanks guys, you helped me a lot

Posted by Yarin on June 18, 2004 at 4:47 AM (CDT)


it seems at first 79p for a song is good value for money, and might just be what UK music listeners are waiting for, but after buying a few songs and listening to them i find there is something really wrong. so finally i bought a song that i have in my cd collection and compared the quality and guess what, the quality is like it’s been ripped by a 10 year old.

i have been waiting for the music store to come to the uk for a very long time, but this is a real disappointment. it is not because of quality limitations of downloadable music in general. a friend gave me an mp3 downloaded from a website to compare, because i use a mac and the website does not accept mac users, at 192 mp3 format (the usual quality for downloaded music) and there was a significant difference.

apple is about quality. customers expect that irrespective of price, but this experience is extremely disappointing.

Posted by kades on June 19, 2004 at 4:59 PM (CDT)


it is also crazy to find that the music store in france sells black eye peas’ elephunk album but the uk store don’t!... and uk customers can’t buy anything from the france or german store. if i go to a french cd website and get a manu chao album i can get it through my front door without any problems at all

Posted by kades on June 19, 2004 at 5:37 PM (CDT)

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