Apple Launches iTunes Store in Latin America and Brings iTunes Match to Brazil
On Tuesday, Apple launched iTunes Store, the popular music, movies, and app download service introduced by Apple over 5-6 years ago, in a number of Latin American counties. The Latin American countries receiving Apple’s iTunes Store include Brazil as well as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.
iTunes in the Cloud is available today for free in Brazil and Latin America and iTunes Match is available today for a $24.99 annual fee in Brazil.
The iTunes Store in Brazil offers over a thousand movies to rent or purchase, with many in stunning HD, from major studios including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures. The iTunes Store in Brazil now joins the revolutionary App Store™, which offers more than 500,000 apps to consumers in 123 countries, reaching hundreds of millions of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch® users around the world. Customers have downloaded more than 18 billion apps to date.
Apple also introduced the iTunes Match service to Brazil, giving customers the opportunity to take advantage of Apple’s music matching and cloud services. Apple is expanding its reach with many of its products, rolling out in international countries.
Recently, Apple announced that the iPhone 4S would be launching in Saudi Arabia as well as a number of other countries. With Apple improving its cloud services and iTunes products each year, Apple is gaining more revenue not only the US but a large chunk from international markets too.