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Apple's iTunes Music Store now available in 119 countries

By Jos
Dec 4, 2012
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  1. Continuing with an aggressive expansion plan kicked off earlier this year, Apple announced the launch of its iTunes Store in a total of 56 countries today, bringing the number of supported markets up to 119. The announcement almost doubles its...

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  2. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Enthusiast Posts: 227   +54

    I hate to really say this but.. big deal Apple. Mainstream music is so uninteresting to me, that if something is good I'll listen once in a while. YouTube is full of music for free, usually by artists themselves or such. If I want to support a group that has say.. Bandcamp or such, I'll go there and pay more than the asking amount.

    Honestly most things I download? Soundtracks of various things, or unique bits of music you won't find elsewhere. Name how likely Apple would sign up those, who have no big label behind them? I find the chances slim to none honestly, there's a lot better stuff that isn't so mainstream.

    I don't use a cell, tablet or such being it's wasted money usually. Movies are meh in themselves honestly, if I want a good movie I'll look on Netflix or something instead. I prefer anime over the normal movies, seeing Apple bringing that into it's library anytime soon?

    Seriously though.. name how many interesting movies out there, how many really good songs are worth buying? I know it's all preference really, but there's so much garbage, I'd rather spare myself the wasted expenses.
     
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

    I completely see where your coming from actually, I also crave for some Anime stuff and Japanese pop music but, the stuff Apple do have on there are not only popular but also quite high quality, I own quite few fairly high end sound systems, makes I own are Bose, B&O and Yamaha and honestly, if I streamed all my music from youtube it would sound fairly horrific compared to what they are capable of, now I know that its not perfect quality still but iTunes downloads have improved over the years that I actually don't mind using the service any more, Even the movies are starting to come out at 1080p.

    I just hope they continue to push on keeping the quality up to scratch.
     


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