Apple Launches iTunes Store in 56 New Countries

Apple opened the doors to its iTunes Store in 56 more countries on Tuesday. such as Russia, India, Turkey and South Africa, bringing the total number of iTunes Store countries up to 119. Russia, Turkey, India and Indonesia also now have access to Apple's iTunes Store movie selection.

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According to Apple, the iTunes Store library includes more than 20 million songs, from local and international artists in DRM-free AAC format, just like other countries.

iTunes Store users can also take advantage of iTunes Match for storing their music libraries online, and the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in 155 countries.

Apple's iTunes Store may not be available everywhere but it has a far wider reach compared to competitors like Amazon, and now that gap is even larger.