iTunes Music Store Launches in 56 New Countries, Movies Arrive in Four

Earlier today, we noted that the iTunes Music Store had gone live in Russia and Turkey, but now that changes have propagated throughout iTunes and we've had time to collect reports, it now appears that Apple is selling music through the iTunes Store in 56 new countries. The additions nearly double the number of countries in which the iTunes Music Store operates.

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The new countries include:

- Europe: Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine

- Africa, the Middle East and India: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Zimbabwe

- Asia Pacific: Fiji, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

- Latin America and the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago

Beyond music, four of the new countries have also seen Apple roll out access to movies: India, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey.

Update 9:08 PM: Apple has published a press release confirming that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries.

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Top Rated Comments

pgiguere1 Avatar
150 months ago
When did Russia and Turkey become European? They are definitely on the continental side of Asia. You could say they are part of Eurasia, but definitely not Europe.
They're technically on both continents.



Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LaDirection Avatar
150 months ago
"Kazakhstan,"

Great success!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
irDigital0l Avatar
150 months ago
Damn...the Apple train ain't slowing down at all.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slimbek Avatar
150 months ago
I can't imagine not having had access to iTunes Stores for so long.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThE.MeSsEnGeR Avatar
150 months ago
Hah! Moldova, Belarus...

Like those are real places.

Nice one Apple.
seriously? why don't you get your head out of the ground and check out a map, and maybe get some culture knowledge while you're at it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThunderSkunk Avatar
150 months ago
Hah! Moldova, Belarus...

Like those are real places.


Nice one Apple.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)