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Australian iTunes Music Store coming next week?

Following several delays, Apple appears to be ready to launch its iTunes Music Store in Australia. The company has announced that it will hold a special media event next Tuesday in the country with two senior Apple executives. An Apple spokesperson told ZDNet Australia that Eddie Cue, vice president of iTunes, and Greg Joswiak, vice president of iPod product marketing, would be talking to the press at 9:00 am, but provided no further details. The Australian store is expected to provide nearly one million songs at between AU$0.99 and AU$1.69 per song.

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well it’s about time!

Posted by harrison on October 20, 2005 at 11:18 AM (CDT)


yeah i recon, and we just got electricity last week. everything is going so fast!!

Posted by matt on October 20, 2005 at 11:35 AM (CDT)


wonder if there will be any video content for downloading??  if so, what and how much??

unfortunately the outcome still won’t persuade me to buy a g5 ipod.

Posted by iGod on October 20, 2005 at 8:38 PM (CDT)


FINALLY! I sure hope they explain what was with all the f’n delays

Posted by Nick on October 20, 2005 at 9:19 PM (CDT)


You know I have been waiting with excitement for so long for an australian store that now the excitement has gone and I am just annoyed.  For months we have been able to view various offerings from stores around the world but not take advantage of legal downloads.

Posted by WEBBO on October 20, 2005 at 10:49 PM (CDT)


I agree with the article from yesterday’s SMH that said that Apple’s delays have forced people to look elsewhere for their downloads (legal or otherwise).  Bigpond music has been the recipient of Apple’s utter lack of respect for their Australian iPod owners.  They have themselves and Russel Crowe to blame when people protest and not bother to buy from iTunes.

Posted by Kevin on October 21, 2005 at 12:38 AM (CDT)


About fckn time….....its almost been to long but i kno i’ll still thrive on it, it’ll probably also convince me to get a 5G iPod. I agree with Kevin in respect to the fact that Apple’s screwing with Australia is not ok, but then how much of that is down to Apple and how much is ppl like SonyBMG we’ll never know. I also doubt that it will have an adverse effect on iTMS sales in Aus. Anyway, at least its finally coming.

Posted by Nuke666 on October 21, 2005 at 8:51 AM (CDT)


It’s getting closer noticed at if you hover your mouse below the iPod+iTunes menu, it says “Launch Music Store”. It doesn’t work, but that never used to be there.

Posted by Madam on October 23, 2005 at 6:31 AM (CDT)


Kevin! “Apple’s utter lack of respect for their Australian iPod owners”... I wouldn’t be so quick to blame Apple here.

I think the blame should be on the greedy Australian record companies. They are the ones actually holding the whole thing up.

As far as I am concerned they are about as small time as you can get… in their business and the way they think.

We just better hope that we can tap into the American and European catalogues too!

Posted by Jeff Consi on October 23, 2005 at 11:27 PM (CDT)

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