Kiwis face ordeal for QuickTime Pro

If you want to buy QuickTime Pro from Apple you'd best brush up on your Ocker accent -- you'll have to pretend to be an Aussie in order to download a copy from the Australian Apple website.

If you want to buy QuickTime Pro from Apple you'd best brush up on your Ocker accent -- you'll have to pretend to be an Aussie in order to download a copy from the Australian Apple website.

Because the local agent for Apple, Renaissance, is a distributor and not a subsidiary, New Zealand doesn't show up on Apple's list of authorised countries on Apple's website. Renaissance marketing manager Bronwyn Sinclair says Renaissance is taking the issue up with Apple but at the moment the situation is dire: "You just have to pretend to be Australian at this stage."

However, such a fib means you're also breaching Apple's own terms and conditions, which clearly state: "We only sell and ship products within Australia. We will not make deliveries outside Australia. You may not export any products purchased at the Apple Store."

Users who do not wish to be Australian, but do want QuickTime Pro may opt to be Canadian, Belgian, Dutch, British or even Taiwanese. Prices work out to be roughly the same depending on the exchange rate on the day in question.

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