Apple launches iTunes Store in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 additional countries

Apple today announced the launch of the iTunes Store in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 additional countries featuring an incredible selection of local and international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels. The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists including The Beatles, Taylor Swift and Coldplay, and world-renowned classical musicians including Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang. Customers can choose from over 20 million songs available to purchase and download on the iTunes Store.

Movie fans can choose from a wide selection of films available for rent or purchase from the iTunes Store, with many available in stunning HD, from major studios including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures, as well as leading local distributors. Movies are available today in Russia, Turkey, India and Indonesia, and will be available in select additional countries.

The iTunes Store is available in 119 countries and is the best way for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings.

iTunes in the Cloud lets you download your previously purchased iTunes music to all your iOS devices at no additional cost, and new music purchases can be downloaded automatically to all your devices. In addition, music not purchased from the iTunes Store can gain the same benefits by using iTunes Match, a service that stores your entire music library in iCloud for access at any time, from any iOS device. iTunes Match is available for purchase in the new countries added today.

Customers also have access to the revolutionary App Store with more than 700,000 apps available in 155 countries.

iTunes 11 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from iTunes Store purchases require a valid credit card with a billing address in country.

Source: Apple Inc.


  1. This is huge for Apple… How cool
    Is that for them… A store that reaches their hardware buyers and they don’t have really “build” a thing… And even better no one can blow it up!!!!

    1. Also…MDN… Are you ever going to fix you app… As usual it refused to display the article I selected after a few days of use…. The only way to get it working right again is to delete and re install … This happens so often I keep the MDN app always in my iPhone App Store search bar so I can save myself a few steps during the reinstall. process.

      But this is really shoddy… As an IOS developer I am just in wonder that you care so little about your app’s users that this problem has continued for so long. You guys really have no right to throw stones at Apple’s software efforts when your own software is so buggy and for so long…. Maps will be perfect long before yours is even able to work.

  2. Alcancun, i agree with you, the MDN app is crap, i use ipad 3 retina with airport express and the app is just awful, which is why i use safari to browse mdn.

    Regarding themitunes roll out, its great news, butbwhat took so long? At least better late then never, but such a roll out is unprecedented in itunes history

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