After a seemingly endless wait, Australian iPod freaks can finally rejoice in the news that Apple has launched its Australian version of the highly successful iTunes music store.
The 21st country to have a store, Australian iTunes users will be able to download music files for $1.69 and video clips for $3.39. Albums start at $16.99, which includes GST.
With reports of a store surfacing well over a year ago, it will be interesting to see how the Australian public reacts to the iTunes phenomenon, which has been a massive success worldwide. The store will be in direct competition with Telstra's BigPond Music and Destra's Destramusic.
Interestingly, the iTunes store has agreements with major record companies such as Warner Music Group, Universal Music and EMI Group, but a notable absentee is Sony BMG. Apple has stated on numerous occasions that they hope to have the company on board as soon as possible - so watch this space.