According to an Australian IT interview with Unwired chief executive David Spence, hints are being dropped that due to a large-scale broadband rollout and a tie-in with Apple, the iTMS may be localized to Australia within a month. Unwired already offers deals on Apple's Airport Express 802.11g base station, but seeks to offer more in the near future. Apple Australia has consistently refused to comment on when and if the service would be available locally.

The Apple partnership would involve "music in particular," Mr. Spence said. "We think music is a good idea."

Without specifically saying that partnership would involve Apple's iTunes Music Store, Mr. Spence said that Apple's music download service would be available locally, and that Apple would need broadband connections to make the service work well.

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