While iTunes has become the number one music store in most of the world where it is available, some areas haven’t been able to access the service until now. Today we can tell you that the iTunes Store reaches more places in Europe, which didn’t have the service until today.
According to AppleInsider twelve European countries now have access to the service following an eight year wait. Consumers in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia can now access the store and download and buy music.
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Last week the company also added online stores for customers in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. Presently there is no official online Apple Store in Cyprus, Malta, and Slovenia as there is only a webpage giving where to buy information. The three countries do have access to a standalone iTunes Store though.
Before this news there were reports that only ten more European countries will be getting access to an iTunes Store. This availability will further strengthen Apple’s customer base, and only last June the company announced they had sold more than 15 billion songs since 2003.
Some of the countries can also now buy or rent some movies from the online store, and there are around 270 titles available from the likes of Fox among others. The iBookstore is also now opened to new countries as well, but some that are not in the Euro still have no content on offer.
At the moment there has been no official announcement from Apple regarding the newly opened iTunes Stores. Do you purchase much from iTunes?