Apple today announced the launch of the iTunes Store in
Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 additional
countries featuring a selection of local and
international music from all the major labels and
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.
Movie fans can choose from a selection of films
available for rent or purchase from the iTunes Store,
with many available in HD, from major studios including
20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The
Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures, as well
as local distributors.
All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus,
Apple's DRM-free format with 256 kbps AAC encoding.
iTunes in the Cloud lets you download your previously
purchased iTunes music to all your iOS devices at no
additional cost, and new music purchases can be
downloaded automatically to all your devices. In
addition, music not purchased from the iTunes Store can
gain the same benefits by using iTunes Match, a service
that stores your entire music library in iCloud for
access at any time, from any iOS device. iTunes Match
is available for purchase in the new countries added
iTunes 11 for Mac and Windows is available as a free
download from apple.com/itunes.