TITLE

Brits Get Bite Out of Apple iTunes Prices

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;1/9/2008, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a deal forged by Apple with the European Commission. Under the deal, which was signed by Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, British music fans will be able to pay less for downloads from Apple's online iTunes store. Consumers have complained of paying nearly 10 percent more for iTunes content compared to others in Europe. The pricing problem was addressed by the Commission after discovering that customers can only buy music from national versions of the iTunes store. According to the author, such deal resolves one of the problems in the relationship between consumers, Apple and record companies.
ACCESSION #
36962008

 

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