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iTMS open in UK, France, Germany

post #1 of 160
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... confirmed (sorry, had to say it once in my AI life ;-)

According to this article (in German, unfortunately), Apple sent out press invitations for a "great music event" to held in London on the 15th. The opening speech will be given by Steve Jobs.

[edit by Amorph: Updated thread title to reflect the launch]
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and here:

http://www.macbidouille.com/niouzcon...p?date=2004-06

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and here:

http://www.macbidouille.com/niouzcon...p?date=2004-06

Looks like pretty good evidence to me.
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post #4 of 160
Excellent news, groovy venue too. I can now look forward to giving Apple even more of my money, especially if we'll be getting the iPod mini as well.

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Some reports say it will be available in 3 countries initially: England, France and Germany. It will not be a pan-European store but each country will have it's own site. As in the U.S. you will only be able to buy if you have a credit card and address in that particular country.
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
Some reports say it will be available in 3 countries initially: England, France and Germany. It will not be a pan-European store but each country will have it's own site. As in the U.S. you will only be able to buy if you have a credit card and address in that particular country.

Damn those copyright whores.
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MacsRGood4U, where did you see those reports?

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post #8 of 160
how about...


CANADA ?

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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
Some reports say it will be available in 3 countries initially: England, France and Germany. It will not be a pan-European store but each country will have it's own site. As in the U.S. you will only be able to buy if you have a credit card and address in that particular country.

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post #10 of 160
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Originally posted by RolandG
According to this article (in German, unfortunately), Apple sent out press invitations for a "great music event" to held in London on the 15th. The opening speech will be given by Steve Jobs.

Toll!

I wonder whether the London even will bring more than "just" the iTMS for (part of Western) Europe. In particular, I could see Apple introducing a revised iPod that incorporates the mini's more ergonomic click-whell. Now that AirPort Express is out, I could also imagine a Wi-Fi accessory to allow the iPod (instead of a Mac or PC with iTunes) to stream its music to the AP Express.

Going out on a limb, we might even see an iPod with built-in Wi-Fi, both for synching and streaming. Tiny Wi-Fi chips are already widely used in Palm and other PDAs.

C.T.
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Originally posted by Cold Turkey
Now that AirPort Express is out, I could also imagine a Wi-Fi accessory to allow the iPod (instead of a Mac or PC with iTunes) to stream its music to the AP Express.

Going out on a limb, we might even see an iPod with built-in Wi-Fi, both for synching and streaming. Tiny Wi-Fi chips are already widely used in Palm and other PDAs.

Great idea! But I think this functionality would be built into the Dock rather than into the iPod itself due to power consumption issues.
post #12 of 160
Come on ITMS Canada. (fingers crossed)
post #13 of 160
Wow, this sounds really good... you know, except for people living in AUSTRALIA!
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post #14 of 160
More power to pirated audio CDs...
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post #15 of 160
If we don't see iTMS Canada on the 15th, I think Apple may have lost the Canadian market.
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If we don't see iTMS Australia on the 15th... I guess I'll just wait longer.
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More power to pirated audio CDs...

No.
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post #18 of 160
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If we don't see iTMS Australia on the 15th... I guess I'll just wait longer.

The thing is Canada should technically be the easiest market to grab with the US iTMS in place. There is no reason why it took more than a year for iTMS Canada to show up since we basically have the same labels and music taste.

The only thing I can think of is that Canada is making it a real pain in the ass for Apple to put the store up because of some of the pain in the ass laws over here. Living in Canada is a pain in the ass.
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Here ya go:

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Originally posted by kim kap sol
The thing is Canada should technically be the easiest market to grab with the US iTMS in place. There is no reason why it took more than a year for iTMS Canada to show up since we basically have the same labels and music taste.

The only thing I can think of is that Canada is making it a real pain in the ass for Apple to put the store up because of some of the pain in the ass laws over here. Living in Canada is a pain in the ass.

I'm sure it has to do with a combination of licensing, copyright laws and (possibly) taxes, etc. It will happen...probably.
post #21 of 160
is it just my computer or, when I select the Music Store link in iTunes, It no longer tell me the store in not available in my country. It goes stright to the US store. I'm in Australia, and I normally get a message saying such.

Is apple uploading changes now perhaps?
post #22 of 160
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Originally posted by MacMatt
is it just my computer or, when I select the Music Store link in iTunes, It no longer tell me the store in not available in my country. It goes stright to the US store. I'm in Australia, and I normally get a message saying such.

Is apple uploading changes now perhaps?

Click on the "Account" box then log out.
Quit iTunes then relaunch.
The message should be back.

It's still there for me...
post #23 of 160
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Living in Canada is a pain in the ass. [/B]

Kim Kap Sol, you take that Back! I lived in Canada for my 21st year of life, and I loved it... sure, they dress kinda funny, and have a penchant for cheese curd and gravy all over their fries... but Canadian's rule! (I say that because I have cousins there, and they would slapshot my ass, eh!)

Les.
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post #24 of 160
10 hours and counting, my VISA is just next to me ... hehe... really!
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post #25 of 160
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Originally posted by kim kap sol
The thing is Canada should technically be the easiest market to grab with the US iTMS in place. There is no reason why it took more than a year for iTMS Canada to show up since we basically have the same labels and music taste.

The only thing I can think of is that Canada is making it a real pain in the ass for Apple to put the store up because of some of the pain in the ass laws over here. Living in Canada is a pain in the ass.

I REALLY think the problem might be with Quebec. This province likes a lot fo control over everything... don't get me wrong I am a Quebecer by birth and love this country but Quebec just gets to me sometimes. Wouldn't be shocked if Quebec were requesting/requiring that a certain quanitity of artists promoted on the main iTunes Music Store page be from Quebec... thereby creating that much more work for Apple,
post #26 of 160
Well...I'm 95% sure there won't be an iTMS Canada tomorrow. There would be some talk about it by now like there is about iTMS Europe. It's pretty much confirmed for Europe but it looks like the next door neighbour will be left behind. I'm getting used to it.

Fucked on prices, fucked on iTMS, fucked on stores. Bring it Apple...I'm bendin' over right now.
post #27 of 160
Fucked on prices, fucked on iTMS, fucked on stores. Bring it Apple...I'm bendin' over right now.

Could not have said it any better myself.
post #28 of 160
45min to go.

Any leaked news ?
post #29 of 160
Just over quarter of an hour to go. Isn't Apple webcasting this? I haven't been able to find a link to a webcast anywhere.
post #30 of 160
woke up to radio 5, with an interview of an independent music label owner. radio 5 were giving it big about itunes, and the bloke said 'they only gave us a week to work out the deal, which was far too short'. and the terms apple were offering were commercial suicide. but when pressed he did agree they could not afford to *not* sign...
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post #31 of 160
Nothing on Quicktime or apple.com \
post #32 of 160
No I guess we'll have to wait and see what the news sites report after the event. The suspense is killing me

[EDIT] It's 1107 and iTunes is still telling me that the music store isn't available in my country [/EDIT]
post #33 of 160
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Live coverage at www.macnews.de (in German only).

The Apple Online Stores (US and German) are still up and running, so I guess we will see the iTMS opening only - no "one more thing" ;-(
post #34 of 160
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So I guess it is up to me to translate the coverage...

- the event is about to start
- Sixtis music playing
post #35 of 160
Seems there are some problems with licensing...

Look here

Hope this won't hold things up.
post #36 of 160
I bet babelfish is getting some hammer atm lol
post #37 of 160
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- on the stage are three microphones, a grand piano and the usual Steve desktop setup
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- special iPod commercial is shown
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- the commercial also shows iTunes with AirTunes
post #40 of 160
thanks for the translation Roland!
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