Apple has signed a deal with Founder Group, a major computer supplier to the Chinese market, which will see Apple's iTunes digital jukebox software preinstalled on every Founder PC.
The agreement, which will kick off next month, is designed to let Apple gain a foothold in the exploding Chinese digital music market.
"Digital music is becoming very important in the Chinese PC market, and Apple's iTunes is the runaway market leader," said Wei Xin, chairman of Founder Group and Founder Technology, in a statement.
"As the first Chinese company to bundle this innovative software with our PCs, we are excited to provide our customers with the world's best digital music experience."
Founder Technology, which is supported by Beijing University, described the deal with Apple as one of its ongoing international co-operation projects.
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