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Old Dec 6, 2012, 09:22 PM   #51
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You don't pay more to apple, you pay more cause of your tax laws.
More expensive because of tax and...

US: 27" iMac (3.2GHz stock): $1,999.00 excluding tax.
UK: 27" iMac (3.2GHz stock): $2,273.32 excluding tax.

Difference, before tax: $274.32 more in the UK.

Source: store.apple.com/uk, store.apple.com/us, xe.com/ucc (1 GBP = 1.60545 USD, Mid-market rates: 2012-12-07 03:23 UTC)
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 10:07 PM   #52
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Those are all American things though. How could licensing restrictions prevent them from being given away here when they were made here?
Because distribution on iTunes is considered broadcasting and the studios and nets control that and they say no to US viewers getting them.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 01:07 AM   #53
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Free Stuffs

And not for the Americans

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 01:08 AM   #54
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I wish everyone would get the same stuff. International content was great. But the (mostly) crap they offered last year in Europe? No, thanks.

At least let the user choose. Don't think you know what's hot in each country!
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:19 AM   #55
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You don't pay more to apple, you pay more cause of your tax laws.
You can't have read any of the threads comparing US to non-US pricing if you think that.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:42 AM   #56
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There's a real lack of understanding and immaturity on this thread.

The content suppliers are the people who decide what can be given in which territory. They'll have reasons - either they want to raise awareness of something, or move more units to meet a target or simply give away some old product.

Although Apple may make requests of certain providers, what is given away isn't down to the company.

Likewise the decision not to allow this to happen in the US is down to the providers, not Apple.

Moreover, it's a free app offering free media. In order to appeal to a wide range of users there will be stuff you like and stuff you don't like. If you don't like it, don't download it. There's no need to complain about it.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:03 AM   #57
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You do realize that they do it based on IP address. Unless you're hitting a Canadian proxy you won't be able to access the Canadian iTunes store.
No, you just need an address for the free stuff. And if you want to buy something you just need a giftcards or a creditcard from that country.

I created an italian and french account for the free song of the week and it works well. The free apps of the week are the same though all over the world.

And while I was in Rome and Paris lately I bought some giftcards from the Apple store there causa I got hooked to that lovely french chansons and the cool italian pop music.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:07 AM   #58
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Well if last year is anything to go by there should be some good stuff in amongst the junk...Last year I got Snapseed, Sega Racing, some good Coldplay music ( if you like them.. ) And a couple of TV shows.

I'm glad they are doing it again, and have installed on my phone and my iPad in readiness.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 09:56 AM   #59
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12 Days in Canada



This new game seems like something that I might actually win a prize.

Also, it looks like there will be something on Boxing Day in the Mac App store: "Donít have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Donít worry. Come back December 26 to download gifts from your computer."

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No love for U.S. customers ?
In Canada we constantly see things that are only available to residents of the 50 states. So sorry you are missing out on this.

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Canada gets the Song of the Week as well (might not be the same songs though).
Actually Canada gets two songs of the week. One is in French.

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The rare situation where foreign customers get an Apple product or service and not the U.S. Enjoy it while it lasts Canadians. . . you know you're next on the list for invasion the moment we elect a Republican President!
Apparently there was a quiet invasion of the US by Canada last Thanksgiving about 2 pm when you all were comatose from L-tryptophan. I saw this on Twitter, so it must have been true.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:29 AM   #60
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The app started to appear on all latin american iTunes Store. Colombian here. Downloaded. I guess that Apple negotiated rights for all Europe, Latin America and Canada. Cool!
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 11:10 AM   #61
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Take it there isn't one for mac apps?
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 11:40 AM   #62
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The iOS app is only a reminder for the daily offers, you do not need it to take advantage of them. Just go to the iTunes store every day and there will be a 12 Day of Christmas panel on the front page.

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:33 PM   #63
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Canada gets the Song of the Week as well (might not be the same songs though).
You all get a lot of Justin Beiber, right??
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:44 PM   #64
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I have no heartburn about it not being in the U.S. (yes, I'm an American).

It seems like it would be a benefit for not only the iTunes user, but also for the producers of the media consumed. There's a great potential of gaining new customers.
People who are already fans of a particular band or TV Show likely own the material.
Others (not in the market in the first place) may be introduced to something they had no reason to put money on previously and find they become (paying) fans.
Wow! You are probably the first person to realize Apple's decisions are never altruistic.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 11:53 AM   #65
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You do realize that they do it based on IP address. Unless you're hitting a Canadian proxy you won't be able to access the Canadian iTunes store.

It's not worth all that trouble. The stuff they give away sucks anyways.
Negative, I have an Irish iTunes account living in the USA and it works fine.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:44 PM   #66
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You don't pay more to apple, you pay more cause of your tax laws.
Yes, we pay more to Apple. Pretax prices are higher internationally than they are in the US.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:15 PM   #67
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I created a user in account in Scotland. I get 12 Days of Christmas though I live in the US. Most of the giveaways this year are rubbish. I've noticed that some of the app giveaways are free in the U.S. store anyways. Last year's giveaways were fantastic!
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