What can I say? I’m very impressed that Apple put this on the market at 0.99 Euros and 79p (both including VAT). I had flagged up the 79p price point as the sweet-spot and they hit the nail on head (see, reading my blog and listening to your customers *is* a good thing Steve).
I’ll probably stick with the $.99 US version for now though…I mean, $0.99 is only 45p after all…
And posters advertising the service are starting to pop up around town- but still no sign of the iPod mini.
I think there should have been just one store for all of Europe. Either everyone gets their own store or everyone has to share. Why do I say that? Well, if I understood correctly, the music offered is different from country to country, which means Die Fantastischen Vier is probably not available on the UK iTunes store or Laurent Garnier is not available at the German store.
I realize from a licensing point of view this makes a lot of sense- it was probably the best they could do. But from a customer’s point of view, isn’t it better to have full access to the largest collection possible? This is why I think the “EuroTunes” store is the best option. Access to multiple countries’ local artists and all under one roof. I’m not sure if they are planning to offer it like that or not. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. As a bonus, I’ll be interested in seeing the differences between the US English, UK English and European English versions.