iPhoto in Japan/Europe and iTunes Soon? [turned political]

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MacRumors, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    At MacWorld Expo SF 2004, Steve Jobs finally announced that iPhoto Photo Books and Prints will become available in Japan later this month and Europe in March. This brings some long-awaited iPhoto Services to users outside the United States.

    TimesOnline.co.uk (registration req) provides some hoping that iTunes will soon follow

    While this offers no clear knowledge of the negotiations, May 2004 had been a rumored target date for the European iTunes service.

    Indeed, with HP's recent announcement to ship iTunes-installed PCs starting June to their over 110,000 retailer outlets worldwide, there is speculation that iTunes Europe will be in place in this timeframe.
  2. DanUk2003 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Worthing, UK
    I REALLY hope this is true.

    iTunes Music Store can't come to the UK and the rest of Europe soon enough as far as I am concerned!

    Here's hoping...
  3. j763 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2001
    Champaign, IL, USA
    ...And if you live in Australia, don't get high hopes.

    Those who work for Apple Australia are the biggest pack of wankers you'll ever find...
  4. curmi macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia
    Apple Australia

    I'm not sure Apple Australia even know that the iTunes music store exists. There is little chance we'll ever see it unless Apple US can somehow do a deal so that we can use the US version of the store...
  5. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Hopefully the Music service will be extended to our friends in the frozen north, there are millions of people out there, come on record companies, understand there is money to be made!
  6. adamsan macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2003
    don't sweat it aussies

    Now that the corpulent old farts that run the record industry have finally realised they can make a few bucks from this internet thing they'll spend 2004 falling over themselves to get every territory on earth signed up. After all, the bloke from the BPI is 'hoping and praying' that the cashflow starts as early as possible.
  7. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2003
    Apple will probably open another music store up in next 2 months.

    If they don't I would really be surprised.
  8. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    iTunes to Europe would be excellent.

    (I'd be able to use my UK Visa card to buy stuff!)

    Hope Canada isn't far too far behind.
  9. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)
    Stuff waiting for Europe and god knows how many layers of bureaucratic bu11***** and fat cat lawyers wasting everybodies time and money, lets just get the U.K. iTMS up and running.

    [mod. edit - Don't circumvent the profanity filter.]
  10. pkradd macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2001
    I seriously doubt there will be an "iTunes Music Store - Europe". There will be, however, iTMS France, iTMS England, iTMS Italy, iTMS Germany, etc. Each version will have their own site. Remember, there are many different languages, artists and label affiliations in each country. It's much more complicated then people are willing or able to understand. Most of the delay in developing these other iTMS locations has to do with the artists and not "the old corpulent farts in the record business." Stupid comments by pimple-faced post puberty teenagers not withstanding!:p
  11. totally_fly macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2002
    As if the US's northern neighbors don't matter. We still don't have the iPhoto service, nor iTMS or anything else! C'mon Apple... Canada rules!
  12. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)
    Please explain which part of this process will not involve the "legal industry" wasting as much of their highly profitable time as humanly possible?
    oh and I think the well known phrase that eluded you was infact "post-pubescent"
  13. jero macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2003
  14. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    Am I the only one who is no longer excited about an iTunes music store?

    Sorry to sound negative but I don't feel much for it, at first I thought it was cool. now i'd rather go to the shop and just buy the CD along with a genuine hard copy along with the cover art oh and the .WAV file so I can choose the bit rate in which to encode my music.

    Since the itunes store was launched I gave it some thought as to how DRM would affect my life, I suppose it would be easier for us mac users because everything is compatible with all of Apples products, they own the whole system. I understand its better than the windows side of things. But there is even a very light flavour of DRM in DVD's i've thought its best to stay clear of the whole DRM totally and not buy digital copies or DVD's at all. That way I don't have to worry about jumping through hoops in order to watch or listen to various peices of media which I would own anyway.

    So is it just me who thinks this?
  15. airbag macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2003
    It will come!

    Well that, too! But, has more to do with European copyright-enforcement and distribution-deals etc. Quite a complex and old system that now has to be re-written.

    I'm the one who submitted the May 2004 hint, and I did it because of some quite believeable information from a trusted source. I hope they manage to keep the time-table, but nothing is for certain - we ARE talking about the record-industry here!

    I'll keep you updated if I get any more info.
  16. fatfish macrumors 6502


    May 11, 2003
    Poulton-le-Fylde, UK
    I don't think your alone, just part of an extremely small minority.
  17. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    I think the Japanese ITMS is coming soon in the spring, I think I heard someone in Apple announce that.
  18. Mac macrumors member


    Jan 8, 2004
    Europe Services - Great

    This is wonderful news for us on the Eastern Hemisphere. The language and country issue is in my opinion not very real. Most Europeans that I know speak English fluently and almost all my European friends buy from US/UK net stores. The language or currency or other issues are non-existent.

    In my opinion a European store would be wonderful. Look at www.play.com. They have a huge customerbase from ALL of the European countries. No problemos for them!

    iTunes Europe great suggestion. Logistics wise it is also smart.
  19. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2003
    "anyone could miss canada...

    ...all tucked away down there."

    i don't get why canada would be behind europe on this one. It just seems so much simpler. only one other language to set up, and uhh... probably other reasons, maybe... oh yeah, we're only one country so licensing the service and all that stuff should be easier, making deals with the canadian music industry and all that...
    anyways, i don't even know why i care, i don't have a credit card and i like buying my music as complete cds anyways, since i don't have enough money for an ipod and use a diskman.
    so i'm alright with just being able to hear previews, it makes it easier to find cds i wanna buy, hahaha.

    oh wait no, i want ITMS to come to canada, not for me maybe, but so that:
    1- more people will have a legal alternative to downloading illegally which i think lots of people up here will adopt, as i'm seeing more and more advertisement by artists and companies which seem to really get across to people about the immorality of stealing people's work.
    2 - and also more people will get itunes and ipods, giving apple more business, which i seem to care about for some reason...
  20. djjon macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Thornhill, Ont
    iPhoto prints are currently available in Canada and are .49 US for a 4x6. I remembered reading that somewhere so I just checked and they are available.
  21. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    You have a good point, especially for Canada...

    ...Downloading Music for free is legal in Canada..
  22. mproud macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2003
    South America, Africa, Greater Asia, India, Australia...

    What about Argentina? Brazil? Mexico? South Africa? Kenya? Nigeria? Egypt? India? Australia? New Zealand? Korea? Indonesia? Russia? China?

    The list goes on and on. I wouldn't be surprised if there will be a worldwide announcement at some point. Maybe not this year, but there are just so many countries that aren't EU - and there are so many that make up the whole.
  23. mproud macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2003
    The formation of the EU does make things easier. Just because in France they speak French and in Germany they speak German doesn't mean that they won't get a deal done.

    Yes, each localization will have their own version. But I believe that Apple is negotiating with the entire EU as one entity. Non-participating countries (i.e. United Kingdom, Sweden...) will have to be done separately (and probably will come afterwards).
  24. diego macrumors member


    Dec 21, 2003
    Canada & Mexico
    I wish they launch an iTunes Music Store Mexico, iTunes and iPod are incredibly popular over here, most of my friends have even switched to mac.
    Mexico and Latin America Store please
  25. moose.boy macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2003
    britain in EU

    Err..... Britain is in the EU. It's just that we havn't gone and scrapped our own currency for that of the Euro.

    We're waiting until dubya gives into president blairs pleeding and s***s him good and propper so that we can become the 53rd state.

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