iPhoto in Japan/Europe and iTunes Soon?
At MacWorld Expo SF 2004, Steve Jobs finally announced that iPhoto Photo Books and Prints will become available in Japan later this month and Europe in March. This brings some long-awaited iPhoto Services to users outside the United States.
TimesOnline.co.uk (registration req) provides some hoping that iTunes will soon follow
Peter Jamieson, chairman of the British Phonographic Industry, said yesterday that he "hoped and prayed" that Europe's record and music publishing companies could reach an agreement to allow iTunes, which has sold more than 30 million 99 cent songs in America, to start trading in Europe by April.
While this offers no clear knowledge of the negotiations, May 2004 had been a rumored target date for the European iTunes service.
Indeed, with HP's recent announcement to ship iTunes-installed PCs starting June to their over 110,000 retailer outlets worldwide, there is speculation that iTunes Europe will be in place in this timeframe.