Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries.
“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,” Apple says. “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,” the company notes.
Users, of course, have access to the App Store, which features 700,000 apps, which are actually available in as many as 155 countries.
Apple launched iTunes 11 last week. The company also recently announced the addition of AC/DC’s music to its catalog, which was apparently a really big deal.