iTunes Music Store launch in Taiwan and Hong Kong?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by KKKL, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. KKKL macrumors 6502

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    I checked Apple Taiwan site, Hong Kong site & China site, and find a strange thing.

    Hong Kong site
    http://appleclub.com.hk/ipod/u2/
    [​IMG]

    Taiwan site
    http://www.apple.com.tw/ipod/u2/
    [​IMG]

    China site
    http://www.apple.com.cn/ipod/u2/
    [​IMG]

    Form the screenshoots, we can see apple offers a iTunes Music Store coupon to redeem for a 30-minute video of music videos and band interviews with iPod U2 for Taiwan & Hong Kong customers. But as everybody knows, iTunes Music Store is not available in Taiwan & HK.
    By contrast, Apple does not offer this video to China customers.
    Can we conclude that apple will open TW & HK music store soon?
     

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  2. 68164 Guest

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    Good bit of detective work!

    Any move to expand the reach of iTMS is a good thing for Apple I believe. I wonder what criteria Apple has used to guide its international expansion to date. I guess some combination of current level of (legal - or illegal?) music sales/downloads; broadband penetration; iPod penetration; population...

    I would have though HK and Taiwan would have been reasonably well placed on that sort of scale - even South Korea too

    Lets hope Apple is looking for increased expansion of iTMS - and lets hope too that all features make their way eventually to all stores - TV is an obvious one - but even the new Nike section of the store that is due with 6.0.5 - will that be international?
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    If you read the fine print, it says "Video is available for download only in countries with the iTunes Music Store." Link
     

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  4. KKKL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's why i guess that TW & HK Music Store will open. If the video is not available in those areas, why don't Apple remove the video code from iPod U2s there, just like China.
     

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