Apple to roll out Canadian iTunes Music Store next month

“Apple [today] unveiled the European version of iTunes, with songs retailing for 0.99 euros, and said it will follow with a Canadian version next month,” K.C. Swanson reports for TheStreet.com. “Even before the latest offerings, the holidays were expected to be a smoking season for Apple’s portable music players. Earlier this month, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer company reported surging iPod sales that helped it sail past analyst estimates for its September quarter.”

“Since the first iPod was introduced in October 2001 (containing a mere 1,000 songs, compared with today’s entry-level 5,000-song capacity) the music players have come to account for nearly a quarter of Apple’s revenue,” Swanson reports.

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28 Comments

  1. Sweet – now that other country up there can get a music store for once, and quit using US credit cards to buy songs ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Reality Check… I doubt there could have been that much whining… it is 100% legal to download up here. We pay a small levy on all recordable media and that covers it.

  3. I read the rumors that they still planned to keep the 99 cents price tag which would be nice. I can’t wait, there are certain albums or audio books you just can’t get from anywhere else. Looking forward to it.

  4. I have heard rumors it will be more than 99� CDN. Remember in most Canadian locals there is up to 15% sales tax. I would think it will be $1.20 CDN across the country. How it will compete with Puretracks on the PC side at $1.00 CDN is anybody’s guess.

    Puretracks is selling stateside now too.

    I’ll use it for Audio Books only. Everything else is free for the downloading.

  5. donco.. totally..

    really what people are whining about is not being able to use P2P.. which is a big negative for limewire etc.

    then again.. novices wouldn’t be on mdn..

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