Large Chinese PC supplier Founder to pre-install Apple iTunes in every PC

Founder, one of the largest PC suppliers to the Chinese market, and Apple today announced that every Founder PC will come pre-installed with Apple’s award-winning iTunes digital music jukebox software beginning next month. iTunes works seamlessly with Apple’s iPod, the number one digital music player in the world, to deliver an unbeatable combination for music lovers in China. With iTunes, Founder PC users can easily import music from CDs, create custom playlists, burn custom CDs and take their entire music collection with them on their iPods.

“Digital music is becoming very important in the Chinese PC market, and Apple’s iTunes is the runaway market leader,” said Wei Xin, chairman of Founder Group and Founder Technology in the press release. “As the first Chinese company to bundle this innovative software with our PCs, we are excited to provide our customers with the world’s best digital music experience.”

“Around the world, iTunes has revolutionized the way people manage and listen to their digital music,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Marketing in the press release. “We are teaming up with Founder to deliver an easy-to-use, seamless music experience to millions of Chinese customers.”

iTunes for Windows includes all the same great features that made it the best digital jukebox software for the Mac-no hidden charges for extra features, MP3 and pristine quality AAC encoding from audio CDs, Smart Playlists, and the ability to burn custom playlists to CDs and MP3 CDs, burn
content to DVDs to back-up an entire music collection and share music between computers via Rendezvous over any network, cross-platform. Further information about Apple’s digital music products can be found at [url=http://www.apple.com/itunes]http://www.apple.com/itunes[/url] and [url=http://www.apple.com/ipod]http://www.apple.com/ipod[/url]

As an IT group specialized in software and hardware, access equipment, solutions and services, Founder Technology is committed to high-tech, high-quality innovation and development. Supported by the Beijing University and Founder Group, Founder Technology has been actively innovating its existing products and business, and its vision is to become a large IT enterprise with specialized manufacturing facilities and product lines, effective management systems, as well as strong R&D capabilities. Founder Technology is engaging in various international cooperation projects and on the way to becoming an international group. Further information about Founder
can be found at [url=http://www.foundertech.com]http://www.foundertech.com[/url]

23 Comments

  1. It will be nice to see if they will also offer a ‘Founder’ branded iPod at some stage .. not too sure how many Chinese could (currently) afford that price though ..

  2. stuff-
    I was thinking the same thing, this must mean that itunes will be rolled out [to china] at least by next month. That may be bigger news itself then just the deal between Founder and Apple.

    Oh yeah-
    5th or 6th post, but what the F*** does it matter anyway!!!!
    (to all you 1st posters)

  3. I can see why they would stike a deal so soon if they were not about to launch in China, but having them announce and install iTunes for next month tell me somthing is about to happen. I bet China’s versions of the RIAA is easier to navigate then Europes, who look like they are pushing back American company music stores on purpose so more European ones can get launched first. For all Europeans complaining that Apple is not moving fast enough to Europe, go complain to your governments.

  4. “so does this mean taht itunes will be launched in china by next month?”

    Impossible. No Chinese will pay that $1 (8.3 Chinese Yuan) for one song. Not when they can get bootleg CDs for less then that at the corner store. Not some speak-easy, hush-hush, you gotta know someone to get in sort of store either. These are fully legal and licensed businesses that support employees and families.

    I doubt very much that the iPod is the best selling digital music player in China. The gov. slaps a pretty hefty tarrif on ALL things imported. (A box of Cracker Jacks costs $6 U.S. for example) Considering how much the iPod costs to begin with, and add the import tarrif on top of that, VERY few Chinese could afford to pay that much for a music player.

  5. Wow your business knowledge is so vast china mac man. And your extensive knowledge of foreign markets is so right on the money too. Go you…

  6. “Wow your business knowledge is so vast china mac man. And your extensive knowledge of foreign markets is so right on the money too. Go you…”

    Thanks for the complement! Although I think it’s undeserved. I am but a humble man living in China who has no more knowledge about business or “foreign” (who the foreigner, btw?) markets that what his eyes tell him.

    No Xin-Hua MBA here. Just a pair of eyes.

    BTW, go f-ck yourself.

  7. 1.6 billion people with the potential to use iTunes compared to our 250 million??? The record companies could even lower their prices if this catches on.
    I’m headed to China for three weeks in August…does this mean I can use iTunes?

  8. Ni Hao Newsmanstein! Ni shi huan Macintosh ma? Hao le! Of course I eat noodles and rice. I’m in China, after all! Anyhow, renshi ni hen gaoxing. Zaijian!

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