None of that matters, they aren't out for charity. They are out for profit and there is nothing wrong with that.
Want to make an article with some substance? Question the content makers about their license pricing difference, not the distributor. But wait, then apple isn't in the headline, so then what's the point if no one gives a shit enough to read it?
Keep putting apple in the headlines Steve, remember, there's no such thing as bad press.
I forgot to add, I DONT think there should be a pricing difference (beyond extra costs to transport and differences in taxes), but in this case, apple isn't the one to blame, the people that license the content are, apple is just in the headline to sell news.