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An Apple a day

Steve Jobs and Apple are back on the music business news wires this lunchtime following an EU commission decision to launch an enquiry into the company’s pricing structure for its iTunes store. “Consumers can only buy music from the iTunes …

Tue, Apr 3, 2007, 14:07

   

Steve Jobs and Apple are back on the music business news wires this lunchtime following an EU commission decision to launch an enquiry into the company’s pricing structure for its iTunes store.

“Consumers can only buy music from the iTunes online stores in their country of residence and are therefore restricted in their choice of where to buy music,” said EU competition spokesman Jonathan Todd.

The case comes on the back of complaints from UK consumer organisations of overcharging. A track which cost 0.79p (€1.16) from iTunes UK could be obtained from other European iTunes outlets for 99 cents.

John Collins was on RTE Radio One’s News At One talking about this earlier.