I took the time to watch the iTunes Music Store introduction made by Steve Jobs in London. It is brilliant! I’m not taking about the content but the quality of the streaming from London. Amazing!
Of course I took note of the launch of the “Pan EU” store in October… I’m not buying any more CDs between now and then. 99 cents – cool! And I want that Express thing in order to extend my home network and use it to emit airtunes…
My hope is that “European Union” version includes Luxembourg! But of course it all boils down to the money. The three countries (Germany, France and the UK) sit on 62 % of the European market for music, so….
With breakthrough pricing of just €0.99 and £0.79 and an online catalog of more than 700,000 songs, the iTunes Music Store in the UK, France and Germany is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. Apple will launch a European Union version of the iTunes Music Store in October. (My highlighting)
One of the local newspapers speculates about Apple establishing the iTMS Europe in Luxembourg. As Luxembourg has one of the lowest VAT rates in Europe it makes sense. However, Germany is just as cheap so we will see.
I just want the ITMS store to be open to Luxembourg residents as well.
MacWorld.co.uk speculates that it will happen at the event announced by Apple Europe introduced by the the words: “The biggest story in music is about to get even bigger”. As I already mentioned, I hope that Luxembourg will be part of the deal as well…