Late and under priced. The Apple iTunes Music Store has now opened for our Canadian Commonwealth friends. However it seems that the news isn't great if you live in America.
While Canadians may be happy with the 700,000 song selection and cheaper price, US customers over the border are likely to be livid over the pricing structure. Apple iTMS Canada will charge 99 Canadian cents per song compared to the US store which is 99 America cents. Take into account the exchange rate and you've got a 15cent difference, or 15%, just for living on the other side of the border.
In the UK, no newby to price differences across the continent, The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred Apple's iTunes service to the European Commission on grounds that it overcharges UK customers compared to European prices.
Like the new price differences in America and Canada, customers in the UK have to pay 79p to download a song, those in Germany and France are only charged 99 cents or 68p.
Which? who initially raised the complaint with The Office of Fair Trading has also complained about the inability to access the European iTMS stores.