On Monday, Apple’s iTunes Music Store went live in Russia and Turkey, however, it appears that the Music Store also went live in 56 new countries as well as iTunes Movies in four new countries including, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey.
Following numerous reports online, Apple confirmed in a press release that it was in fact introducing the store in 56 new countries. The following countries received the iTunes Music Store on Tuesday:
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
With Apple’s iTunes Music Store is now available in double the number of countries in which it was available in previously. With this expansion, Apple’s revenue from iTunes will most likely increase because of pent up demand. Apple’s international sales are a large part of its quarterly and yearly revenue, particularly in Asian nations such as Japan and China.