Apple to start iTunes Music Store in Japan in 2004

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  1. yamadataro macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I've just notified Arn about this news, but I'll post a copy of my text I've submited here anyway. I'm pretty excited!

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    Asahi.com, the online edition of Asahi Shimbun, has just reported that Apple will start iTunes Music Store service in Japan in 2004. The article says Steve Jobs has made that information available on 27th. Apple is negotiating the deals with record labels in Japan now.

    Jobs is currently in Japan for the opening of the Apple store in Tokyo.

    The article in Japanese is at:
    http://www.asahi.com/business/update/1128/005.html
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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  3. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    So where's the iTunes store Japan? :mad:

    How long do we have to wait for this one ??
     
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    I've learnt to not trust any announcement that doesn't come directly from Apple. For example, in about May last year, a local magazine stated that iTMS would launch in NZ in February 2004. Well it's now June, and no iTMS :(
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Agreed. What happened to iTMS Canada that was supposed to work itself out quite swiftly, or at least earlier than iTMS Europe? There's no way a Canadian iTMS is coming before iTMS Europe, and Canada has mainly the same labels as America to deal with. :confused:
     
  6. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the NZ news was they opened an online apple site - not iTMS?

    Mmmm iTMS for Japan, for Canada, Europe possibly in the next month...
    sigh
    what happened to Aust????
    That might just push me over to actually switching! and might convince many other iPOD users who are still on Windows systems to jump and buy more Apple Hardware!
     
  7. dstorey macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it does ;)
     
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    I still can't figure out why they can't (as opposed to don't) allow all english speakers to buy directly from iTunes now. I can buy an album from Amazon, so why not on-line music?
     
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