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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: April 8, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    iTunes changes prices

    Ciara O'Brien

    Well, we knew it was coming. iTunes has revamped its pricing, meaning we’ll pay more for some new releases and more popular artists.

    Well, I say we, but I’ve yet to be sucked in Apple and iTunes. I may be feeling a little smug about this today.  And no, I’m not sorry.

    More here

    • Steve K says:

      Hmm.

      When the market leader is providing wider selection, with greater quality (okay variable, but greater if you know what you’re looking for) and of course free, this move just seems puzzling.

      Bang in a recession and little chance of getting caught and a moral dilemma turns into a no-brainer.

    • Ciara says:

      It has been mentioned elsewhere that this could lead to an increase in piracy. Bad move by the labels?

    • ConorT says:

      I live in Australia, but still use my BoI Visa card. I tried to register with the iTunes shop in Australia, but got kicked out as my card was not Australian.
      I joined the Irish site, to find the songs I wanted at Eur0.99. They were on the Aussie iTunes at A$1.29 – however the exchange rate is currently 1euro = A$1.86.
      So iTunes got a nice 50% write up against me !!! Seems like rip off Ireland has extended into cyberspace !!!

    • Steve K says:

      It has been mentioned elsewhere that this could lead to an increase in piracy. Bad move by the labels?

      When’s the last time they made a good move?

    • petee says:

      i hate itunes with a passion