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Four new European iTunes Music Stores open [updated]

imageAs widely expected, Apple has launched new versions of the iTunes Music Store for citizens of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The new stores come hours after Apple quietly released iTunes 4.8, and can be accessed by clicking on the “Choose Store” link in the left navigation column of the iTunes Music Store.

Notably absent is the long-awaited Australian store, which appears to be delayed by a contract dispute with at least one record company.

Update: Apple has now sent out a press release announcing the four new stores. Of note, the company says that more than 400 million songs have now been purchased and downloaded worldwide, and that it will launch a promotion with UBS to give every Swiss citizen a free song as part of the new “UBS Generation” and “UBS Campus” packages. “UBS is offering song cards for music downloads in all of their branches, which can be used instead of a credit card to purchase tracks from the iTunes Music Store,” Apple says.

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1

Thought so lol smile

Posted by ipodman715 on May 9, 2005 at 6:57 PM (PDT)

2

THATS COOL!!!
(dont say: lol)
I’ve just bought my first song, in the danish Music Store!!!:-)!

Posted by Frederik in Denmark on May 10, 2005 at 8:31 AM (PDT)

3

Nah, we are bound to AAC and the low bitrate at 128kbit. I don’t spend 9 or 90 SEK for something I could get hand on for free from a friend and at a higher quality. Thinks can improve….

Posted by maona on May 10, 2005 at 10:33 AM (PDT)

4

Friend - NET and also IRL.

Posted by maona on May 10, 2005 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

5

Just for your information, from a meeting today at a UBS branch:
The UBS card scheme only works for people opening new Generation accounts. But those with old ones (like me) can update if you want e-banking or a maestro card for free, and by doing so get the iTunes offer :-D
And secondly, you can’t buy the cards “over-the-counter”, you can only get them through the UBS “keyclub” bonus point scheme. So really you don’t get too much, apart from being able to see lots of iPods and iBooks in all UBS branches across Switzerland grin
cya,
-Pete-

Posted by peterburk in Geneva, Switzerland on May 11, 2005 at 9:45 AM (PDT)

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