Why would they do that?
There are two schools of thought on it.
1) Apple is planning to launch a Korean iTunes store soon.
2) Piracy is so rampent in Korea that having an iTunes store is probably pointless.
My guess is that #2 is the correct answer.Â It takes no time at all to take a file downloaded off the web and convert it to AppleTV format with a decently powered computer, and a good deal of content that can be downloaded doesn’t need to be converted at all.
With all the hacks on top of that, I don’t think iTunes is even necessary for Korean sales to do well.Â It will be interesting to see how the AppleTV does in this iTunes-less market.