The iPhone 5 is not the only thing that Apple has been pondering to make official globally, as now it appears the company has turned the attention to its iTunes Store. The service, today, has been launched in the 56 additional countries, including India. The full list of countries follows below.
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
Along with music, the users can buy or rent albums and movies through “World’s No.1 Music Store.” Though do note that only four of the countries—including India, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey—have access to movies, at the moment.
Wherein, single songs are priced between INR 7 and INR 15 and albums start from INR 70. Similarly, most movies are available for rent at INR 80 in SD (INR 120 in HD) and buy for INR 290 in SD (INR 490 in HD).
Moreover, the Cupertino giant introduced a new service, called iTunes Match, which allows users to store music, purchased from sources other than iTunes, in iCloud. However, the service will run you back Rs 1,200 per year in India.
Source: Apple Press Release