Apple Launches New Zealand iTunes and Online Apple Stores

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    As expected, Apple has launched New Zealand's iTunes and Online Apple stores.

    Individual songs will be priced at NZ$1.79, music videos at NZ$3.59 and most albums at NZ$17.99. More information can be found by reading Apple's press release or by visiting Apple's New Zealand site.
     
  2. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome aboard :) No more complaining from down under
     
  3. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    It is great to see that Apple is expanding their market! Hopefully, they continue, but where else do they have to expand to yet?
     
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    I know these guys have been waiting a long time, iTS proliferation!
     
  5. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    It's great to see decreased prices on the whole product line.

    Ironic timing. I just got my C2D macbook two days ago from the US because this store didn't exist.

    Anyone in NZ actually been able to access NZ itunes store through itunes? It still doesn't come up as an option for me.
     
  6. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    well, there is a continent called south america for example...

    go kiwis! now prove to apple that there is a market there and go buy your music.
     
  7. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    That's nice.

    NOW WE WANT ONE IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!!! PLEASE APPLE!!! PLEASE!!!!!
     
  8. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!

    Indeed, we do exist... some of us have even heard of these strange machines, "computers" they seem to call them!! :eek:
     
  9. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Yay :D

    New Zealand has appeared in the country list on iTS now
     
  10. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    This is great news and the first opening of a new iTS in a long while.
     
  11. Mr.G macrumors newbie

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    Congralutations New Zeland!!!!

    And Buenos Aires??????? Please, don`t forget us!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    welcome aboard! :)

    how many countries still don't have Apple stores, though...?
     
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    my thoughts also. Good job Apple!

    yeah, i don't know where else they can expand to
     
  14. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds Great!

    I don't know how you guys lived with out it. Life will probably be a lot eisier now.
     
  15. direzz macrumors 6502

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    what? they get videos and the canada apple store still doesnt? WTF.
     
  16. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    The Canadian store has music videos just like the NZ store. NZ didn't get TV shows or anything.
     
  17. theBB macrumors 68020

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    No Apple store, but iTunes??? Isn't it a bit odd?

    EDIT: It seems they are getting an online Apple store where they can buy Macs, as well. That's better...
     
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    The moon? I hear NASA are planning to build a base there.
     
  19. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Questions:
    Does this mean Renaissance's contract with Apple is over?
    Is there a refurbished part to the online store? (Haven't seen it, maybe NZ is too small)
     
  20. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean physical Apple Store or online Apple Store? The online NZ Apple store also opened today. If you mean physical Apple stores, I'm sure launching the iTS is easier than planning and opening a chain of physical retail stores in a country.
     
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    GENERAL: RNS: Satement from Renaissance 08:33am
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    REL: 0833 HRS Renaissance Corporation Limited

    GENERAL: RNS: Satement from Renaissance

    Renaissance would like to advise that following Apple's launch this morning
    of the Apple Online Store and iTunes Online Store, Renaissance will no longer
    be responsible for maintaining the web site and online store on Apple's
    behalf.

    As a result of this change, New Zealand will now come under Apple's worldwide
    pricing model.

    Renaissance expects this to help increase overall demand for Apple products
    across all channels in the country.

    While this change means Apple will have a direct online presence in New
    Zealand, Renaissance will continue to manage the distribution of Apple
    products in New Zealand. There are no changes in the contractual agreement
    between Apple and Renaissance.
    End CA:00140930 For:RNS Type:GENERAL Time:2006-12-06:08:33:11
     
  22. bigandy macrumors G3

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    well the best bet is there are 193 countries on our planet.

    there are 22 iTS now.

    that means, through a simple calculation, there are still 171 countries without an iTunes store.

    some facts to note:

    there are no South American stores.

    there are no African stores.

    Spain doesn't have a store, while Portugal does.

    ;)
     
  23. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    Spain has a store:

    http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/spainstore
     
  24. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    now we have to find new material to tease Nermal about :p

    as well as congrats to Apple for bringing iTS to NZ, i'd also like to give a big "its about bloody time" as well.

    on a side note, i went to an Apple Centre in Christchurch (i forget the name, though). It was the best Apple Centre i've been in. They had every Mac on display; all the iMacs, different configs of Mac Mini, etc. I haven't seen one in Australia that does that yet.

    Enjoi the new store, kiwis!
     
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    Some people have voted "negative" on this story! :eek: :confused:

    If I had any doubts that people click randomly when rating stories, they have now been erased.

    Unless somebody can enlighten me as to why this is an unfortunate event.
     

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