As rumored, Apple has announced the launch of the iTunes Store in 12 new countries in Asia including Singapore, Hong Kong,Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Apple has issued the following press release:
Apple today announced the launch of the iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and nine additional countries in Asia featuring an incredible selection of local and international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels. The iTunes Store features local artists including Jay Chou, Girls Generation and Andy Lau, international artists including ADELE, The Beatles and Jason Mraz, and world-renowned classical musicians including Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang. Customers can choose from over 20 million songs available to purchase and download on the iTunes Store.
It is amazing that Singapore with the most number of iPhones per capita didn’t have access to the iTunes Store until now. There are still countries like India where the iTunes Store is not available.