The official announcement was made this morning, with monthly Apple Music pricing at 10 yuan, or $1.57. That’s wildly different that US pricing, though just like the American installation, payment will be required after a 90-day trial window will apply. “Customers in China love the App Store and have made it our largest market in the world for app downloads,” noted Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
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“One of the top requests has been more great content and we’re thrilled to bring music, movies and books to China, curated by a local team of experts.”
Accordingly, Chinese expansion also includes iTunes Movies and iBooks, with a healthy blend of Western titles. Blockbusters, big-budget Hollywood films like Jurassic World, Furious 7, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be complemented by movies from local studios including Bona, Huayi Brothers and 1905.