iTunes Pricing Under Scrutiny in UK

The London-based Consumers’ Association has asked the Office of Fair Trading to investigate Apple claiming the company’s iTunes song shop is overcharging British users. To download one track costs a U.K. consumer 79 pence ($1.40). In France and Germany, it’s 99 eurocents ($1.20). This means that a shopper in the United Kingdom pays more for every track.

Apple responded that the price structure is based on market influence. “The underlying economic model in each country has an impact on how we price our track downloads,” Apple said in a statemen